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.
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
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.