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William HILLHOUSE

(1728-1816)

HILLHOUSE, William, (father of James Hillhouse), a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Montville, Conn., August 25, 1728; received a liberal schooling; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; served in the State house of representatives 1756-1760 and 1763-1785; major in the Second Regiment of the Connecticut Cavalry in the Revolutionary War; elected to the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1785, but did not attend; judge of the court of common pleas 1784-1806; member of the State senate 1785-1808; judge of probate for New London district 1786-1807; died in Montville, Conn., January 12, 1816; interment in Raymond Hill Cemetery.

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

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