Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Hilles, Charles Dewey
HILLES, CHARLES DEWEY, an American politician, born in Belmont co., O., in 1867. He had a high school and academic education and from 1880 to 1902 was financial officer and superintendent of the Boys' Industrial School of Ohio. From the latter year until 1909 he was superintendent of the New York Juvenile Asylum, becoming president of this institution. He was Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury in 1909, but resigned in 1911 to become secretary to President Taft. In 1912 he was elected chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was a member of the Republican National Committee from New York in the campaign of 1920.