The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore James Hillhouse
James Hillhouse was appointed as President Pro Tempore for the last days of John Adam’s Presidency. With the Revolution of 1800 the Democrat-Republicans took control of the White House and Congress making Hillhouse the last Federalist to sit as head of any of the branches of government. His name meaning is a reiteration of Adam being given the Garden of Eden as a gift from God.
James comes from the Latin name ‘Iacomus’ which traces back further to the Hebrew name יעקב ‘Yaakov’ or Jacob. This name is pointing to the reward that Adam received form God in the form of Eve and the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:22).
Hillhouse is a topographic name for someone who lived at a house on a hill. This is pointing to the Garden of Eden, the mountain or ‘hill’ of God (Ezekiel 28:13-14).
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