Giles W. Hotchkiss

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Giles W. Hotchkiss

Giles Waldo Hotchkiss (October 25, 1815 – July 5, 1878) was a U.S. Representative from New York during the American Civil War.

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Born in Windsor, New York, Hotchkiss attended the common schools, Windsor Academy, and Oxford Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1837 and began practice in Binghamton, New York. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860.

Hotchkiss was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth and Thirty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1867). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1866.

Hotchkiss was elected to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 – March 3, 1871). He was not a candidate for renomination. He resumed the practice of law in Binghamton, where he died July 5, 1878. He was interred in Spring Forest Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob P. Chamberlain
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1863–1867
Succeeded by
William S. Lincoln
Preceded by
William S. Lincoln
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 26th congressional district

1869–1871
Succeeded by
Milo Goodrich

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.