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Elijah H. Mills

Personal data
Date of birthDecember 1, 1776
Place of birthChesterfield, Massachusetts
Date of deathMay 5, 1829(age 52)
Place of deathNorthampton, Massachusetts
Political partyFederalist
Alma materWilliams College
Assumed officeJune 12, 1820 - March 4, 1827
Succeeded byDaniel Webster
Preceded byPrentiss Mellen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts's 5th district
In officeMarch 4, 1815 - March 4, 1819
Succeeded bySamuel Lathrop
Preceded byWilliam Ely

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Elijah Hunt Mills (December 1, 1776 - May 5, 1829) was an American politician from Massachusetts.

Mills was born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He was educated by private tutors and graduated from Williams College in 1797. Mills studied law, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was the district attorney for Hampshire County, Massachusetts, and opened a law school in Northampton in 1823.

He was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1811 1814). Mills was elected as a Federalist to the United States House of Representatives (March 4, 1815 - March 4, 1819). In 1819 he returned to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he became Speaker of the House in 1820. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1820 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Prentiss Mellen. Mills was reelected and served from June 12, 1820, to March 4, 1827. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1826. He retired from public life due to ill health.

Mills died in Northampton, and was interred in the Bridge Street Cemetery.

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