Solomon Hillen Jr.

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Solomon Hillen Jr. (July 10, 1810 – June 26, 1873) was a U.S. Representative from Maryland and mayor of Baltimore.

Hillen was born on the family estate, "Hillen Road", near Baltimore. He graduated from Georgetown College, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Baltimore. He served as member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1834 to 1838.

Hillen was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839 – March 3, 1841). Afterward he resumed the practice of law and served as mayor of Baltimore from 1842 to 1845. He died in New York City, and is interred in Section G Lot 40 of New Cathedral Cemetery of Baltimore.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin C. Howard and John Pendleton Kennedy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maryland's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
John Pendleton Kennedy and Alexander Randall
Political offices
Preceded by
Samuel Brady
Mayor of Baltimore
Succeeded by
James O. Law

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website