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HILL, Mark Langdon, congressman, born in Biddeford, Maine, 30 June 1772; died in Phippsburg, Maine, 26 November, 1842. He received a common school education, and early entered public life. After serving several times in each house of the Massachusetts legislature he became judge of the court of common pleas in 1810, was a member of con-tress from Massachusetts in 1819-'21, and from Maine in 1821-'3. He was afterward postmaster at Phippsburg, and collector of the port of Bath. Judge Hill was an overseer of Bowdoin from its foundation in 1795 till 1821, and a trustee from that time till his death.
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