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Gideon Hiram Hollister

state legislator , diplomat

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