Hall, Hiland (1795-1885), a Representative from Vermont; born in Bennington, Bennington County, 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 an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Hunt; reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth through Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from January 1, 1833, to March 3, 1843; chairman, Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress); 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; died in Springfield, Hampden, Mass., December 18, 1885; interment in Bennington Center Cemetery, Bennington, Vt.
Parents: Nathaniel Hall, Abigail Hubbard
Spouse: Dolly Tuttle Davis
Born: 2 Mar 1792 in Rockingham, Vermont
Died: 8 Jan 1879 in Bennington, Vermont
Marriage: 27 Oct 1818 in Rockingham, Vermont
Children Sex Birth
M Carter Hall M 7 Mar 1820 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Eliza Davis Hall F 29 Aug 1821 in North Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Henry Davis Hall M 5 May 1823 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Hiland Hubbard Hall M 19 Jan 1825 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Nathaniel Blatchley Hall M 2 Sep 1826 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Laura VanderSpeer Hall F 27 Jan 1828 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
John Vanderspiegle Hall M 10 Feb 1831 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont
Charles Hall M 18 Nov 1832 in N Bennington, Bennington, Vermont

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