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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar

Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, American attorney general, congressman. awarded United States $15,500,000 gold in damages, 1871. member joint high commission to consider Alabama Case, establishing tribunal of arbitration which awarded United States $15,500,000 gold in damages, 1871; member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 43d Congress, 1873-1875.

Background

  • Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood was born on February 21, 1816 in Concord, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Samuel and Sarah (Sherman) Hoar.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1835, Bachelor of Laws, 1839, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1868. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Williams, 1861.

    Career

    • Member Massachusetts Senate, 1840. Judge Massachusetts Court of Common Pleas, 1849-1855. Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, 1859-1869.

      Attorney general United States under President Grant, 1869-1870. Member joint high commission to consider Alabama Case, establishing tribunal of arbitration which awarded United States $15,500,000 gold in damages, 1871. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 43d Congress, 1873-1875.

    Membership

    Member joint high commission to consider Alabama Case, establishing tribunal of arbitration which awarded United States $15,500,000 gold in damages, 1871. Member United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 43d Congress, 1873-1875.

    Connections

    • Married Caroline Brooks, November 20, 1840, 7 children including Sherman.
    • father: Samuel Hoar
    • mother: Sarah (Sherman) Hoar
    • spouse: Caroline Brooks
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    Born February 21, 1816
    Died January 31, 1895
    (aged 78)
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