The New Student's Reference Work/Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood

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Hoar, Ebenezer Rockwood (1816-1895), a Republican politician and eminent jurist of the United States, was attorney-general of the United States in 1869-70 and a member of Congress during 1873-75. He sat upon the commission which in 1871 framed the treaty of Washington. It was he who raised the attorney-general's department to the rank of the modern department of justice.