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Hill, David Bennett 1844-

Lawyer; born in Havana, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1844; studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1864; was a member of the New York Assembly in 1869-71. He presided over the Democratic State conventions of 1877 and 1881; was mayor of Elmira, N. Y., in 1882; lieutenant-governor of New York in 1882-85, and governor in 1885-91. In the

David Bennett Hill.

latter year he was elected United States Senator and served till 1897. He was a candidate for the Presidential nomination in the National Democratic Convention of 1892, and prior to the convention of 1896, spent several weeks making a political speaking tour of the principal cities of [389] the South on the invitation of the Democratic leaders in that section. In the convention of 1900 he was offered the nomination for Vice-President, but firmly declined it.

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