Mark Langdon Hill

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Mark Langdon Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823
Preceded by District created
Succeeded by Ebenezer Herrick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1819 – March 3, 1821
Preceded by Benjamin Orr
Succeeded by District eliminated until 1913[1]
Personal details
Born (1772-06-30)June 30, 1772
Biddeford, Maine
Died November 26, 1842(1842-11-26) (aged 70)
Phippsburg, Maine
Political party Democratic-Republican
Occupation Merchant

Mark Langdon Hill (June 30, 1772 – November 26, 1842) was United States Representative from Massachusetts and from Maine. He was born in Biddeford (then a district of Massachusetts) on June 30, 1772. He attended the public schools, then became a merchant and shipbuilder in Phippsburg. He was an overseer and trustee of Bowdoin College. He is the nephew of John Langdon. NH governor, Senator and patriot.

Hill was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives,and served in the Massachusetts State Senate. He served as judge of the court of common pleas in 1810. He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1816.[2] He was elected as a Democratic-Republican from Massachusetts to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1821). Hill and John Holmes were the two of the seven representatives from the district of Maine willing to vote for the Missouri compromise, which on a 90-87 vote allowed Maine to become a state at the cost of letting Missouri be a slave state. They were both strongly attacked in the Maine press for this compromise.

Hill was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Seventeenth Congress from Maine after the state was admitted to the Union (March 4, 1821 – March 4, 1823). He was postmaster of Phippsburg 1819-1824. He was appointed as a collector of customs at Bath in 1824. Hill died in Phippsburg on November 26, 1842. His interment was in the churchyard of the Congregational Church in Phippsburg Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ This district was moved to Maine as a result of the Missouri Compromise in 1820.
  2. ^ American Antiquarian Society Members Directory
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin Orr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 16th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1819 – March 4, 1821
Succeeded by
District moved to Maine
Preceded by
District moved from Massachusetts
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 3rd congressional district

March 4, 1821 – March 4, 1823
Succeeded by
Ebenezer Herrick