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Joshua Hill

Born: Jan 10, 1812

Death: Mar 6, 1891

Birthplace: South Carolina

Nationality: United States

Joshua Hill

Date of Birth : Jan 10, 1812
Date of Death : Mar 6, 1891
Birth Place : South Carolina

Joshua Hill was a United States Senator from the State of Georgia. He was born in South Carolina but later moved to Georgia and became a lawyer. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Georgia in 1857 as a member of the American Party. He was reelected in 1859. He resigned on January 23, 1861 while the other members of the state's delegation simply withdrew shortly after the state convention passed an ordinance of secession in Georgia. Following the end of the war, he was elected to the United States Senate from Georgia as a Republican in 1867. However, he did not serve in the Senate until 1871 when Georgia was readmitted to the United States. He served in the Senate until the end of his term in 1873 and did not run for reelection. He resumed the practice of law and died in Madison, Georgia. During the Civil War, General William Tecumseh Sherman, a friend of Hill, did not burn Madison, Georgia on his "March to the Sea". |}

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