Henry DeWitt Hamilton

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Henry DeWitt Hamilton
Henry DeWitt Hamilton in 1917.jpg
Adjutant General of the New York State Militia
In office
Appointed byWilliam Sulzer
Personal details
Born(1863-02-26)February 26, 1863
White Hall, Illinois
DiedAugust 18, 1942(1942-08-18) (aged 79)
Barrington, Rhode Island
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Spouse(s)Ada Estelle Brown
ParentsEdwin Benjamin Brown Hamilton
Mary Ann Hildred Chandler
EducationShurtleff College
Columbia University

Henry DeWitt Hamilton (February 26, 1863 - August 18, 1942) was the Adjutant General of the New York State Militia starting in 1912.

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He was born on February 26, 1863 in White Hall, Illinois to Edwin Benjamin Brown Hamilton (1821-1894) and Mary Ann Hildred Chandler. He attended Shurtleff College and Columbia University and was admitted to the bar in New York in 1884.[1] On June 30, 1893 in Newark, New Jersey he married Ada Estelle Brown.[2]

He was the Adjutant General of the New York State Militia starting in 1912.[1] In 1923 he was appointed as the secretary of the Rhode Island Democratic Committee.[2]

He died on August 18, 1942 in Barrington, Rhode Island.[2] He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Hamilton To Head N.Y. State Militia. Sulzer, After Conference, Announces He Will Appoint Him Adjutant General". New York Times. December 7, 1912. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Gen. Hamilton Dies. Political Leader. Secretary Since 1923 of Rhode Island Democratic Committee. An Adviser to Sen. Gerry. Held Office in 2 States. Had Been Adjutant General in New York and Was Prospect as Candidate for Mayor". New York Times. August 19, 1942. Retrieved 2015-09-04.

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