Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910

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Birth 1843-08-29
Death 1910-10-20

Biographical notes:

David Bennett Hill (1843-1910) was an American politician from New York. He was mayor of Elmira, New York (1892) and shortly thereafter (1893-1895) became lieutenant governor of the state. He served as governor of New York from 1885-1891 and then was elected to the U. S. Senate where he served five years (1892-1897).

From the guide to the David B. Hill Papers, 1885-1910, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Epithet: Governor of New York State

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000568.0x0002c4

U.S. Senator, 1892-1897; governor of New York, 1885-1892; attorney.

From the description of Letter to Lafayette Pence, 1897 April 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122479971

From the guide to the David Bennett Hill letter to Lafayette Pence, 1897, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

American politician.

From the description of Typed letter signed : Washington, to David A. Wells, 1894 Mar 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270129944

Alexander Clarence Flick (1869-1942) was a historian and university professor. He taught history and political science at Syracuse University from 1899 to 1923, before becoming the New York State historian and Director of Archives from 1923 to 1939. A specialist in European history, he also wrote on New York history, the American Revolution and church history.

From the guide to the Alexander Clarence Flick papers, ca. 1830-1938, 1928-1938, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

Hill was a lawyer and politician. He served as a United States Senator, and as Governor of New York.

From the description of Papers, 1872-1920. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122582806

Governor of New York (State).

From the description of Letter to Elliott Danforth, 1893 February 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122629547

David Bennett Hill (1843-1910), an American lawyer and politician, served as governor of New York from 1885 to 1891 and U.S. senator from 1891 to 1897. He was also president of the New York State Bar Association.

From the description of David B. Hill papers, 1886-1910. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 144652382

From the guide to the David B. Hill papers, 1886-1910, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)


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