Hitt, Robert R. (Robert Roberts), 1834-1906Alternative names
Illinois stenographer for Lincoln-Douglas debates, diplomat, assistant secretary of state (1881-1882), and U. S. Congressman (1882-1906).
From the description of Letter, ca. 1881-1882. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 748839838
U.S. representative from Illinois.
From the description of Papers of Robert R. Hitt, 1830-1905. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81736307
1834, Jan. 16:
Born, Urbana, Ohio
Family moved to Mt. Morris, Ill.
Graduated from Asbury University, Indiana
Shorthand reporter for lawyers, Chicago, Ill.
Reporter for Chicago Tribune: reports Lincoln-Douglas Debates Official reporter for state of Illinois
Reporter for War Department courts-martial
Reporter for Board of Treaty Commissioners to the Indians
1867- 1868: Toured Europe
Secretary to Santo Domingo Commission
Personal secretary for Senator Oliver P. Morton
Married Sallie Reynolds
Appointed secretary to United States Legation, Paris, France
Assistant secretary of state
Elected to Congress
Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
Appointed to committee for Hawaiian Islands government
Regent, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Died, Narragansett Pier, R.I.
From the guide to the Robert R. Hitt Papers, 1830-1906, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States|
|Indians of North America--Government relations|
|Lincoln--Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858|
|Banks and banking--United States|
|Courts-martial and courts of inquiry|
|Indians of North America--Treaties|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American|
|Political conventions--United States|
|Diplomatic and consular service, American--France|
|Political parties--United States|
|Real estate investment--United States|
|Representatives, U.S. Congress--Illinois|