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Gideon Hiram Hollister

Gideon Hiram Hollister, American state legislator, diplomat. member Connecticut Legislature, 1880-1881.

Background

  • Hollister, Gideon Hiram was born on December 14, 1817 in Washington, Connecticut, United States. Son of Gideon and Harriet (Jackson) Hollister.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Yale, 1840. Studied law with Judge Origen S. Symour, Litchfield, Connecticut.

    Career

    • Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1842. Clerk, Litchfield County Court, 1843-1852 (except for 1 year). Elected to Connecticut Senate, 1856.

      Appointed United States minister to Haiti by President Johnson, 1868-1869. Member Connecticut Legislature, 1880-1881. Author: Mount Hope, 1851.

      Thomas a Becket, 1866. Kinley Hollow, 1882.

    Works

    • Author: Mount Hope, 1851. Thomas a Becket, 1866. Kinley Hollow, 1882.

    Membership

    Member Connecticut Legislature, 1880-1881.

    Connections

    • Married Mary S. Brisbane, June 1847.
    • father: Gideon Hollister
    • mother: Harriet (Jackson) Hollister
    • spouse: Mary S. Brisbane
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    Died March 24, 1881
    (aged 63)
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