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Henry Wayland Hill


Prominent Buffalo, New York attorney and civic leader who served as a state senator and as president of the Buffalo Historical Society

"Henry Wayland Hill, born at Isle La Motte, Vt., Nov. 13, 1853, graduated from the University of Vermont in 1876 (M.A., 1881; L.L.D., 1900). He was Principal of Swanton High School, 1877-9; of Chateaugay Academy, 1879-83; read law with H. A. Burt and J.I. Gilbert; was admitted to N.Y. bar; delegate to N.Y. Constitutional Convention, 1894; member the State Assembly, 1896-1900; State Senator, 1901; and died at Buffalo, Dec. 6, 1929. His parents were Dyer and Martha (Hall) Hill, and he married Harriet A. Smith, 1880. From 1910 onward he was President of the Buffalo Historical Society."

[Walter John Coates (ed.), A Bibliography of Vermont Poetry and Gazetteer of Vermont Poets 206 (Montpelier: Vermont Historical Society, 1942)] [Vol. 1] [Vol. 2, apparently, was never published] [Used with permission of the Vermont Historical Society]


Henry Wayland Hill, Development of Constitutional Law in New York State: And the Constitutional Convention of 1894 (Buffalo: Peter Paul Book Co., 1896)

_______________, Addresses of Henry Wayland Hill ([Buffalo, New York]: Press Union and Times, 1903)

_______________, An Historical Review of Waterways and Canal Construction in New York State (New York: Buffalo Historical Society, 1908) [online text]

_______________, The Champlain Tercentenary: Report of the New York Lake Champlain Tercentenary Commission (Albany: J.B. Lyon Co., state printers, 1913) [online text]

_______________, George Washington and Active, Aggressive and Progressive Nasonry ([Buffalo: Scottish rite, Masonic Order]: 1919)

_______________ (ed.), Municipality of Buffalo, New York: A History, 1720-1923 (New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1923)