Elijah Hunt Mills

Elijah Hunt Mills

Birth
Chesterfield, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 5 May 1829 (aged 52)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 7493107 · View Source
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U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. He graduated from Williams College in 1797, studied law, admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was the district attorney for Hampshire County and a member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives (1811-14). In 1815 he was elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses, serving until 1819. After leaving Congress, he was elected to the United States Senate in 1820 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prentiss Mellen, serving (1820-27). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he lived in retirement until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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In memory
of
Hon Elijah H Mills
distinguished
for a long succession of years
by his ability & eloquence at the bar
his enlightened patriotism
and
his extensive beneficial influence
as a member
of the state & national governments
who died
in the faith of the gospel
of Jesus Christ
May 5th 1829
z & a Rankin Northampton


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  • Added: 25 May 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7493107
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elijah Hunt Mills (1 Dec 1776–5 May 1829), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7493107, citing Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .