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Mark Langdon HILL

(1772-1842)

HILL, Mark Langdon, a Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine; born in Biddeford, York County, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts), June 30, 1772; attended the public schools; merchant and shipbuilder at Phippsburg, Maine; overseer and trustee of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, 1796-1842; member of the State house of representatives 1797-1808, 1810, 1813, and 1814; served in the State senate in 1804 and 1815-1817; judge of the court of common pleas in 1810; served on the General Court of Massachusetts; elected as a Republican from Massachusetts to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); when Maine was separated from Massachusetts and admitted as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Seventeenth Congress from that State (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1823); postmaster of Phippsburg, Maine, 1819-1824; appointed as a collector of customs at Bath, Maine, in 1824; died in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, November 26, 1842; interment in the churchyard of the Congregational Church, Phippsburg Center, Maine.

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

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