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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar

attorney general , congressman

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