Hines Holt

Hines Holt ( * April 27, 1805 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, † November 4, 1865 in Milledgeville ) was an American politician who represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives and in the Konföderiertenkongress.

After his education, Holt attended the Franklin College, University of Georgia in Athens and graduated there in 1824 with a Bachelor of Arts. He then studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Columbus.

1832 Holt was first politically active when he represented Georgia in the U.S. presidential election in the Electoral College, and gave his voice to the incumbent Andrew Jackson. In 1841 he was first deputy in the House of Representatives from Georgia, but where he quickly resigned his mandate when he was elected in the U.S. House of Representatives to succeed the retiring Walter T. Colquitt. He took his seat there as a Whig only from February 1 to March 3, 1841 true, then retired again from the Congress and again worked as a lawyer.

Shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War he was in 1859 as Minister of Finance (State treasurer ) of Georgia again politically active. In the same year he was elected to the Senate of Georgia, where he served two sessions long. After the secession of Georgia Holt was then in 1862 a Member of the House of Representatives in the first Konföderiertenkongress. He resigned his seat down there on March 1, 1863. After the war he took in November 1865 as a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Georgia in his hometown of Milledgeville in part, when he died unexpectedly. He was buried in Columbus.