Isaac Hill (1789-1851)


West Cambridge (present Arlington), Mass.


Congressional Service Senate 1831-36 
(D-New Hampshire)
Concord (N.H.) 
New Hampshire Patriot
, 1809-1829, 1840-47

Federal appointments

Second Comptroller of the Treasury, 1829-30 (Jackson--not confirmed by Senate)
U.S. Subtreasurer at Boston, 1840-41 (Van Buren)

Other offices

N.H. Senate, 1820-23, 27-28; N.H. House of Representatives, 1826; N.H. House Clerk, 1819, 1825
Governor of New Hampshire, 1836-39


Apprenticed with Joseph Cushing of Amherst, N.H. 
Became infamous during 1828 presidential campaign when, in a campaign biography of Andrew Jackson, he accused John Quincy Adams of having "pimped" for the tsar of Russia during his diplomatic career.
Perhaps the most controversial of Jackson's editorial appointees due to his unsavory image and ultrapartisan rhetoric, Hill's nomination was rejected by the Senate. The very next year, Hill was elected to the Senate himself.
Typically cited as a member of Andrew Jackson's "Kitchen Cabinet"
Owned and, during the breaks in his political career, edited the Farmer's Monthly Visitor, 1835-51

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