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Charles Augustus HILL


HILL, Charles Augustus, a Representative from Illinois; born in Truxton, Cortland County, N.Y., August 23, 1833; attended the common schools and a select school at Griffins Mills; taught school in Hamburg, Erie County, N.Y., and Will County, Ill.; attended Bell’s Commercial College, Chicago, in 1856; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Indianapolis, Ind.; returned to Will County, Ill., in 1860 and practiced; during the Civil War enlisted in Company F, Eighth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, in August 1862; appointed first lieutenant in the First Regiment, United States Colored Troops; commissioned in 1865 captain of Company C of that regiment; returned to Will County, Ill., in 1865 and resumed the practice of law in Joliet; elected prosecuting attorney in 1868 for the counties of Will and Grundy and served four years; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the Fifty-second Congress; resumed the practice of law in Joliet, Ill.; assistant attorney general of Illinois 1897-1900; died in Joliet, Ill., May 29, 1902; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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