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MILLS, Elijah Hunt, senator, born in Chesterfield, Massachusetts, 1 December, 1776 ; died in Northampton, Massachusetts, 5 May, 1829. He was graduated at Williams in 1797, studied law, settled in Northampton, and was for several years district attorney for the county of Hampshire. He was elected to the state senate in 1811, was elected to congress as a Federalist, serving from 4 December, 1815, till 3 March, 1819, and then was elected to fill a vacancy in the United States senate, serving with re-election from I December, 1820, till 3 March, 1827. In 1824 he received the degree of LL.D. from Williams. He published an oration (1813).
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