Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I187875
  • Name: Ebenezer Rockwood HOAR
  • RELA: 9th cousin 6x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 21 FEB 1816 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Event: Appointed BET 5 MAR 1869 AND 22 NOV 1870 U.S. Attorney General
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts BET 4 MAR 1873 AND 3 MAR 1875
  • Death: 31 JAN 1895 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Event: Pic Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar
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  • Note:
    HOAR, Ebenezer Rockwood, (grandson of Roger Sherman, son of Samuel Hoar, brother of George Frisbie Hoar, father of Sherman Hoar, and uncle of Rockwood Hoar), a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Concord, Mass., February 21, 1816; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Harvard University in 1835; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and commenced practice in Concord and Boston, Mass.; served in the State senate in 1846 as an anti-slavery Whig; judge of the court of common pleas 1849-1855; judge of the State supreme court 1859-1869; Attorney General of the United States from March 1869 until his resignation in June 1870; nominated in 1869 by President Grant as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court but was not confirmed by the Senate; member of the joint high commission which framed the treaty of Washington in 1871 under which the tribunal was provided for to settle the Alabama claims; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; resumed the practice of his profession in Concord and Boston, Mass.; member of the board of overseers of Harvard University 1868-1882; died in Concord, Mass., January 31, 1895; interment in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Samuel HOAR , Jr. b: 18 MAY 1778 in Lincoln, Middlesex Co., MA
    Mother: Sarah SHERMAN b: 11 JAN 1783 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT

    Marriage 1 Caroline Downes BROOKS b: 1820 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
    • Married: 1840
    1. Has No Children Samuel HOAR b: 1845
    2. Has No Children Sherman HOAR b: 30 JUL 1860 in Concord, Middlesex Co., MA
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