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James Hillhouse

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James Hillhouse, American senator. member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1778-1785; member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1796; member United States Senate from Connecticut, December 6, 1796-June 10, 1810, president pro tem, 1801-1810.

Background

Hillhouse, James was born on October 21, 1754 in Montville, Connecticut, United States. Son of William and Sarah (Griswold) Hillhouse.

Education

Graduated from Yale, 1773, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1823.

Career

Admitted to Connecticut bar, 1773. Lieutenant company New Haven (Connecticut) Volunteers, 1776. Captain Government's Foot Guards when New Haven attacked by British under Tryon, 1779.

Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1778-1785. Member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1796. Member United States Senate from Connecticut, December 6, 1796-June 10, 1810, president pro tem, 1801-1810.

Commissioner Connecticut school funds, 1810-1825. Treasurer Yale College, 1782-1832.

Membership

Member Connecticut House of Representatives, 1778-1785. Member United States House of Representatives from Connecticut, 2d-4th congresses, 1791-1796. Member United States Senate from Connecticut, December 6, 1796-June 10, 1810, president pro tem, 1801-1810.

Connections

Married Sarah Lloyd, January 1, 1774. Married second, Rebecca Woolsey, October 10, 1782.

father:
William Hillhouse

mother:
Sarah (Griswold) Hillhouse

spouses:
Sarah Lloyd

Rebecca Woolsey