Thomas Hillhouse (adjutant general)

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Thomas Hillhouse (March 10, 1817 in Albany County, New York – July 31, 1897 in Yonkers, Westchester County, New York) was an American farmer, banker and politician.


He was the son of Thomas Hillhouse (d. 1835, brother of James Hillhouse). He worked and lived on his father's farm until 1851, when he removed to Geneva, New York in Ontario County. He married Harriet Prouty (d. 1903), and their son was Thomas Griswold Hillhouse (d. 1910).

He was a member of the New York State Senate (26th D.) in 1860 and 1861.

He was Adjutant General of the New York State Militia under Governor Edwin D. Morgan, from July 1861 until the end of 1862. During the American Civil War the state militia fought with the Union Army.

He was New York State Comptroller from 1866 to 1867, elected in 1865 on the Republican ticket, but defeated for re-election in 1867.

He was Assistant Treasurer of the United States until 1881 when he resigned to become President of the Metropolitan Trust Company in New York City.


New York State Senate
Preceded by
Truman Boardman
New York State Senate
26th District

Succeeded by
Charles J. Folger
Political offices
Preceded by
Lucius Robinson
New York State Comptroller
Succeeded by
William F. Allen