Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Hall, Hiland

Hall, Hiland, a Representative from Vermont; born in Bennington, Vt., July 20, 1795; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Bennington; member of the State house of representatives in 1827; clerk of Benton County in 1828 and 1829; State’s attorney 1828-1831; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Hunt; reelected to the Twenty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from January 1, 1833, to March 3, 1843; was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; State bank commissioner 1843-1846; judge of the State supreme court 1846-1850; Second Comptroller of the Treasury from November 27, 1850, to September 10, 1851; United States land commissioner for California 1851-1854; returned to Vermont; Governor of Vermont 1858-1860; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; vice president of the Bennington Battle Monument Association; died in Springfield, Mass., December 18, 1885; interment in Bennington Center Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.

HALL, Homer William, a Representative from Illinios; born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., July 22, 1870; moved with his parents to Bloomington, Ill., in 1876; attended the public schools, and Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington;studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Bloomington, Ill.; engaged in banking and was also interested in agricultural pursuits; county judge of McLean County 1909-1914, probate judge 1909-1914, and master in chancery 1916-1918; delegate to the Republican National Convention at Chicago in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law and agricultural pursuits; again elected as county judge of McLean County, in 1934, and served until his retirement in 1942; is a resident of Bloomington, Ill.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Hall, Hiland," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1251 1252. Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPPLGP5II66ZGQR.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Hall, Hiland." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1251, page 1252. Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPPLGP5II66ZGQR.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Hall, Hiland' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1251, pp.1252. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KPPLGP5II66ZGQR.