George Gilbert Hoskins
George Gilbert Hoskins
|Member of the |
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1877
|Preceded by||William Williams|
|Succeeded by||Charles B. Benedict|
|Constituency||30th district (1873–75)|
31st district (1875–77)
|Lieutenant Governor of New York|
January 1, 1880 – December 31, 1882
|Governor||Alonzo B. Cornell|
|Preceded by||William Dorsheimer|
|Succeeded by||David B. Hill|
|Member of the New York State Assembly|
from the Wyoming district
January 1, 1865 – December 31, 1866
|Preceded by||Byron Healy|
|Succeeded by||William Bristol|
January 1, 1860 – December 31, 1860
|Preceded by||Elias C. Holt|
|Succeeded by||John J. Doolittle|
|Born||December 24, 1824|
Bennington, New York, US
|Died||June 12, 1893 (aged 68)|
Attica, New York, US
|Resting place||Forest Hill Cemetery|
|Spouse(s)||Lois A. Hollenbeck Hoskins|
Hoskins was born in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. Raised on a farm, he attended the common schools and an academy, and at the age of seventeen, he began teaching school. When he was twenty-two, he engaged successfully in mercantile pursuits.
For a number of years he was town clerk of Bennington and justice of the peace, and was a member of the New York State Assembly (Wyoming Co.) in 1860, 1865 and 1866; Hoskins was Speaker in 1865. He was Postmaster of Bennington, NY, from 1849 to 1853 and from 1861 to 1866. In 1867, he moved to Attica, New York, where he was commissioner of public accounts from 1868 to 1870. On May 1, 1871, he was appointed as Collector of Internal Revenue for the 29th District of New York.
A Republican, Hoskins served as United States Representative from March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 for the 30th District of New York; and from March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1877 for the 31st District of New York. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1880 to 1882, elected at the New York state election, 1879.
In 1846 Hoskins married Lois A. Hollenbeck.
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George Gilbert Hoskins.
- United States Congress. "George Gilbert Hoskins (id: H000801)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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