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Ebenezer R. Hoar

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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar (February 21, 1816January 31, 1895) was an American politician.

Born in Concord, Massachusetts, he graduated from Harvard University in 1835 and became a lawyer. Beginning in 1840 he practiced in Concord and Boston, Massachusetts. In 1846 he was elected to the Massachusetts Senate as an anti-slavery Whig. He was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Boston from 1849 until 1855 and then an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts State Supreme Court from 1859 to 1869.

He was appointed 30th Attorney General of the United States by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1869 and served for a little over a year. During the same period, he was nominated by Grant to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court but was not confirmed by the United States Senate.

He was a Alabama Claims commission in 1871 and was elected as a Republican to the 43rd Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1874 and returned to practicing law.

He served on the board of overseers of Harvard University from 1868 through 1882 and died in Concord in 1895. He is interred in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

His brother was influential U.S. Senator George Frisbie Hoar.

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Preceded by:
William M. Evarts
United States Attorney General
1869–1870
Succeeded by:
Amos T. Akerman

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