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David Harmmons Hill

Maine & New Hampshire

"Hon. David H. Hill was born in North Berwick, Dec. 12, 1833, and removed with his father's family to Sandwich, N.H., in 1837, where he has since remained, except when absent in teaching, or engaged in academical and professional studies. He read law in the office of Hon. Samuel M. Wheeler and Hon. Joshua G. Hall, at Dover, N.H., and at the Harvard Law School in the senior class, but did not graduate. He has been engaged in the practice of his profession in Sandwich for about twenty-one years past, giving little time to other pursuits, though he writes excellently both in prose and verse. He was a member of the State Legislature in 1870 and 1871, and was appointed to the office of Judge of Probate for Carroll County in 1880, which position he still holds."

[George Bancroft Griffith (ed.), The Poets of Maine 493-496 (Portland, Maine, Elwell, Pickard & Co., 1888)]