David B. Hill

David B. Hill
David Bennett Hill
United States Senator
from New York
In office
January 7, 1892 – March 4, 1897
Preceded by William M. Evarts
Succeeded by Thomas C. Platt
29th Governor of New York
In office
January 6, 1885 – December 31, 1891
Lieutenant Dennis McCarthy (acting)
Edward F. Jones
Preceded by Grover Cleveland
Succeeded by Roswell P. Flower
29th Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1883 – January 6, 1885
Governor Grover Cleveland
Preceded by George Gilbert Hoskins
Succeeded by Dennis McCarthy (acting)
Personal details
Born August 29, 1843(1843-08-29)
Havana, New York
Died October 20, 1910(1910-10-20) (aged 67)
Albany, New York
Political party Democratic
Profession Lawyer

David Bennett Hill (August 29, 1843 – October 20, 1910) was an American politician from New York who was the 29th Governor of New York from 1885 to 1891.


He was Mayor of Elmira, New York in 1882. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1883 to 1885, elected in 1882 on the Democratic ticket with Governor Grover Cleveland. He was Governor from 1885 to 1891, succeeding to the office upon Cleveland's resignation and re-elected in 1885 and 1888. During his tenure as Governor, William Kemmler was executed in the electric chair, the first inmate in the country ever to be put to death in this manner. On April 23, 1889 Hill vetoed a bill from the state legislature that would block the street construction at the Polo Grounds. He also vetoed two times (1888 and 1889) a ballot reform bill by the Republican legislature to stop the rife election fraud in New York.[1]

He was a U.S. Senator from New York from 1892 to 1897. He was elected in February 1891, but took his seat only after the end of his term as governor in January 1892. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President in 1892, but lost to Grover Cleveland, who later won the presidential election. He was defeated by Republican Levi P. Morton when, as a sitting U.S senator, he ran again for Governor in November 1894. While Senator in 1893 and 1894 he blocked President Cleveland's two appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court: William B. Hornblower and Wheeler H. Peckham who had opposed Hill's political machine.


  1. ^ William M. Ivins: On the Electoral System of the State of New York. A paper presented at the twenty-nith annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association. New York 1906.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Gilbert Hoskins
Lieutenant Governor of New York
1883 - 1885
Succeeded by
Dennis McCarthy
Preceded by
Grover Cleveland
Governor of New York
1885 - 1891
Succeeded by
Roswell P. Flower
United States Senate
Preceded by
William M. Evarts
United States Senator (Class 3) from New York
1892 - 1897
Served alongside: Frank Hiscock, Edward Murphy, Jr.
Succeeded by
Thomas C. Platt

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