The New International Encyclopædia/Hillard, George Stillman
HIL'LARD, George Stillman (1808-79). An American lawyer and author. He was born in Machias, Maine; graduated at Harvard in 1828; studied law and acquired an extensive legal practice in Boston. He also served in the State Legislature, and from 1866 to 1870 was United States District Attorney for Massachusetts. At earlier periods he collaborated with George Ripley in editing the Christian Register, a Unitarian paper, and with Charles Sumner in publishing the Jurist. In 1856 he bought an interest in the Boston Courier, and was for some time associated in its editorial management. Among his numerous works are: Six Months in Italy (1853); Life and Campaigns of Georqe B. McClellan (1864); and, with Mrs. Ticknor, a Life of George Ticknor (1873). He also edited The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser (5 vols., 1839).