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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Biography of Theodore Montgomery Hill, Justice of the Peace in Pelham in Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

Below is a brief biography of Theodore Montgomery Hill who served as a Justice of the Peace in Pelham in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The biography appeared in a multi-volume work published in 1903 and cited following the excerpt below.

"HILL, Theodore Montgomery, 1874-

Class of 1894 Law.

Born on Staten Island, New York, 1874; studied in Trinity School, New York; graduated LL.B., New [Page 446 / Page 447] York University Law School, 1894; in practice since 1895; Justice of Peace; in U.S. Naval Service in Spanish War.

THEODORE MONTGOMERY HILL, LL.B., who was born on Staten Island, New York, on July 31, 1874, is a son of Jacob Clarkson Hill and Amanda M. (Harwood) Hill. He is descended from William Hill, a merchant of New York, who married Alethea Carmer in 1786, and had a son, Robert Carmer Hill. The latter married Susan Clarkson, and had a son, Jacob Clarkson Hill, the father of the subject of this sketch. Mr. Hill was educated at the Trinity School, New York, and in the Law School of New York University, from which latter he was graduated a Bachelor of Laws in 1894. He also spent three years in mercantile employment and three in a law office. He was admitted to the Bar in 1895 and since that date has been practicing his profession in New York, with offices at No. 44 Broadway. He lives at Pelham Manor, New York, where he has been Justice of the Peace for six years, and is Secretary of the Republican Town Committee. In the Spanish War of 1898 he served as Gunner's Mate on the U.S.S. 'Jason.' He is a member of Phi Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, the Bar Association, the Republican Club, the Manor Club, the Huguenot Yacht Club, the New York University Alumni Association, the Trinity School Alumni Society, the Pelham Marine and Field Club, and other organizations."

Source: Chamberlain, Joshua L., ed., Universities and Their Sons: New York University Its History, Influence, Equipment and Characteristics with Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Founders, Benefactors, Officers and Alumni, Vol. II, pp. 446-47 (Boston, MA: R. Herndon Company 1903).

Source: Id., p. 447.

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