George Gilbert Hoskins

George Gilbert Hoskins
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
March 4, 1873  March 3, 1877
30th congressional district (1873–1875)
31st congressional district (1875–1877)
Preceded by William Williams
Succeeded by Charles B. Benedict
Lieutenant Governor of New York
In office
January 1, 1880  December 31, 1882
Governor Alonzo B. Cornell
Preceded by William Dorsheimer
Succeeded by David B. Hill
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Wyoming district
In office
January 1, 1865  December 31, 1866
Preceded by Byron Healy
Succeeded by William Bristol
Member of the New York State Assembly
from the Wyoming district
In office
January 1, 1860  December 31, 1860
Preceded by Elias C. Holt
Succeeded by John J. Doolittle
Personal details
Born (1824-12-24)December 24, 1824
Bennington, New York, US
Died June 12, 1893(1893-06-12) (aged 68)
Attica, New York, US
Resting place Forest Hill Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lois A. Hollenbeck Hoskins
Profession Merchant

George Gilbert Hoskins (December 24, 1824 June 12, 1893) was an American politician who served as the Lieutenant Governor of New York and United States Representative for the state of New York.

Early life

Hoskins was born in Bennington, Wyoming County, New York. Raised on a farm, he attended the common schools and an academy, and at the age of seventeen, he began teaching school. When he was twenty-two, he engaged successfully in mercantile pursuits.[1]


For a number of years he was town clerk of Bennington and justice of the peace, and was a member of the New York State Assembly (Wyoming Co.) in 1860, 1865 and 1866; Hoskins was Speaker in 1865.[2] He was Postmaster of Bennington, NY, from 1849 to 1853 and from 1861 to 1866. In 1867, he moved to Attica, New York, where he was commissioner of public accounts from 1868 to 1870. On May 1, 1871, he was appointed as Collector of Internal Revenue for the 29th District of New York.[3]

A Republican, Hoskins served as United States Representative from March 4, 1873 March 3, 1875 for the 30th District of New York; and from March 4, 1875 March 3, 1877 for the 31st District of New York. He was Lieutenant Governor of New York from 1880 to 1882, elected at the New York state election, 1879.


Hoskins died in Attica, New York on June 12, 1893 (age 68 years, 170 days). He is interred at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica, New York.

Family life

In 1846 Hoskins married Lois A. Hollenbeck.


  1. Barnes, William Horatio. The American Government ...: Biographies of members of the House of representatives of the Forty-third Congress. W.H. & O.H. Morrison, 1874. pp. 141–142. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  2. "George Gilbert Hoskins". 2002-2014 The Lincoln Institute. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2014.
  3. Herringshaw, Thomas William. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography: Contains Thirty-five Thousand Biographies of the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States; Illustrated with Three Thousand Vignette Portraits ... American Publishers' Association, 1914. p. 219. Retrieved 27 June 2014.

Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas G. Alvord
Speaker of the New York State Assembly
Succeeded by
Lyman Tremain
Preceded by
William Dorsheimer
Lieutenant Governor of New York
Succeeded by
David B. Hill
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Williams
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 30th congressional district

Succeeded by
John M. Davy
Preceded by
Lyman K. Bass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 31st congressional district

Succeeded by
Charles B. Benedict
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