Elijah Hunt Mills (1776 - 1829)

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Birthplace: Chesterfield, MA, USA
Death: Died in Northampton, MA, USA
Occupation: US Senator
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About Elijah Hunt Mills

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Elijah Hunt Mills (December 1, 1776 – May 5, 1829) was an American politician from Massachusetts.

Mills was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He was educated by private tutors and graduated from Williams College in 1797. Mills studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was the district attorney for Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and opened a law school in Northampton in 1823.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1811–1814). Mills was elected as a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives (March 4, 1815 - March 4, 1819). In 1819 he returned to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he became Speaker of the House in 1820. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1820 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prentiss Mellen. Mills was reelected and served from June 12, 1820, to March 4, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826. He retired from public life due to ill health.

Mills died in Northampton, and was interred in the Bridge Street Cemetery.

Legacy

One of Mills' daughters, Harriette Blake Mills, married Admiral Charles Henry Davis. One of their granddaughters, Anna Cabot Mills Davis, married U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. One of their sons, poet George Cabot Lodge, was the father of U.S. Senators Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge. Another of Mills' daughters, Sarah Hunt Mills, married Benjamin Peirce, the father of Charles Sanders Peirce.

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_H._Mills

Elijah Hunt Mills (December 1, 1776 – May 5, 1829) was an American politician from Massachusetts.


Mills was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He was educated by private tutors and graduated from Williams College in 1797. Mills studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was the district attorney for Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and opened a law school in Northampton in 1823.


He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1811–1814). Mills was elected as a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives (March 4, 1815 - March 4, 1819). In 1819 he returned to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he became Speaker of the House in 1820. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1820 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prentiss Mellen. Mills was reelected and served from June 12, 1820, to March 4, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826. He retired from public life due to ill health.


Mills died in Northampton, and was interred in the Bridge Street Cemetery.


Legacy


One of Mills' daughters, Harriette Blake Mills, married Admiral Charles Henry Davis. One of their granddaughters, Anna Cabot Mills Davis, married U.S. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge. One of their sons, poet George Cabot Lodge, was the father of U.S. Senators Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and John Davis Lodge. Another of Mills' daughters, Sarah Hunt Mills, married Benjamin Peirce, the father of Charles Sanders Peirce.

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Elijah Hunt Mills, U.S. Senator's Timeline

1776
December 1, 1776
Chesterfield, MA, USA
1808
1808
Age 31
1818
1818
Age 41
1829
May 5, 1829
Age 52
Northampton, MA, USA