George Stillman Hillard, an American author, born in Machias, Me., Sept. 22, 1808. He graduated at Harvard college in 1828, and for some time was a teacher in the Round Hill school at Northampton. He then studied law, and was admitted to the bar in Boston in 1833. In 184G he visited Europe, and on returning in 1847 he delivered a course of 12 lectures on Italy before the Lowell institute. He was one of the editors of the "Christian Register" (Unitarian) in 1833, and afterward of the "Jurist," and then of the daily "Courier." He contributed a life of Capt. John Smith to Sparks's "American Biography," edited Spenser's poetical works, translated Guizot's "Character and Influence of Washington" (1840), and edited the Boston "Memorial of Daniel Webster" (1853), and selections from the writings of Walter Savage Landor (1856). He has also published "Six Months in Italy" (2 vols., 1853), "Life and Campaigns of George B. MeClellan" (1864), "Political Duties of the Educated Classes." "Dangers and Duties of the Mercantile Profession," and a series of school readers.
He was United States district attorney for Massachusetts in 1867-'70.