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us: Mills, Elijah Hunt, 1776-1829

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    • us: Mills, Mr. (Elijah Hunt), 1776-1829
    • us: Mills, E. H. (Elijah Hunt), 1776-1829
    • us: M., E. H. (Elijah Hunt Mills), 1776-1829
    • us: E. H. M. (Elijah Hunt Mills), 1776-1829
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1776-12-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1829-05-05
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Chesterfield (Mass.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Northampton (Mass.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Williams College
        • Affiliation End: 1797
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation Start: 1811
        • Affiliation End: 1814
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. House
        • Affiliation Start: 1815
        • Affiliation End: 1819
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives
        • Affiliation End: 1820
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Congress. Senate
        • Affiliation Start: 1820
        • Affiliation End: 1827
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Federal Party (U.S.)
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Lawyers
          (lcsh) Public prosecutors
            (lcsh) Legislators
        • Sources

          • found: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. In Senate of the United States, February 13, 1821. Mr. Mills ... made the following report ... 1821.
          • found: Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, 1989 (Mills, Elijah Hunt; representative and senator from Mass.; grad. Williams Coll., 1797; lawyer; D.A., Hampshire Co., Mass.; opened a law school, Northampton, Mass., 1823; member, Mass. House, 1811-14 and 1819-20; speaker of Mass. House, 1820; b. 12/1/1776; d. 5/5/1829)
          • found: United States. Congress (7th, 1st session : 1801-1802). Debates in the Congress of the United States, on the bill for repealing the law "for the more convenient organization of the courts," 1802: inscr. (E.H. Mills; E.H.M.; of Northampton)
          • found: MWA/NAIP files (hdg.: Mills, Elijah Hunt, 1776-1829; note: not considered an author)
          • found: Bio. dir. of the U.S. Congress website, May 3, 2016 (Mills, Elijah Hunt, (great-great grandfather of Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge), a Representative and a Senator from Massachusetts; born in Chesterfield, Mass., December 1, 1776; educated by private tutors and graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1797; studied law; admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Northampton; district attorney for Hampshire County; opened a law school in Northampton in 1823; member, State house of representatives 1811-1814; elected as a Federalist to the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses (March 4, 1815-March 3, 1819); elected to the State house of representatives in 1819 and became speaker in 1820; elected to the United States Senate in 1820 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prentiss Mellen; reelected and served from June 12, 1820, to March 3, 1827; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; retired from public life due to ill health; died in Northampton, Hampshire County, Mass., on May 5, 1829; interment in Bridge Street Cemetery)
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