Oliver H. Prince

Oliver Hillhouse Prince ( * 1787 in Montville, Connecticut, † October 9, 1837 off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. Senate.

After he had spent his early years in Connecticut and there received his education, took Oliver Prince in 1796 with his parents to Georgia, where the family settled in the city of Washington. He worked in the newspaper industry and later studied the law, after which he was admitted to the bar in 1806 and commenced practice as a lawyer. In 1823 he was a member of a Commission in support of the city of Macon, on the grounds before the Fort Benjamin Hawkins had found.

In 1824, his political career began with the membership of the Senate of Georgia. On November 7, 1828 Prince then moved into the U.S. Senate in Washington, where he took the place of the retiring Thomas W. Cobb after a successful election. His term ended on March 3, 1829. Subsequently, he worked as an author, was the first railway conference in Georgia as president before and was one of the first shareholders and directors of the Georgia Railroad. From 1830 he no longer practiced as a lawyer to instead to become editor of the Georgia Journal; In 1835 he resigned from this post and sat in Athens to rest.

Oliver Prince was born on October 9, 1837 aboard the ship SS Post Home killed, which ran off the coast of New Jersey on a sandbank and came in a damaged condition on the way to Charleston off Cape Hatteras in a hurricane. Even before rescue measures could be taken, the ship of the surf into pieces was torn. The body of Prince, who died, together with 89 other passengers, could never be recovered.