Hines Holt (April 27, 1805 — November 4, 1865) was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was born near Milledgeville, Georgia, a son of Hines Holt and Mary Dixon Seward Holt. He completed preparatory studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Georgia's Franklin College in 1824. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and began a practice in Columbus, Georgia.
Holt was an electoral college member in the 1832 presidential election. A decade later, he was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1841; however, he was then elected as a Whig to the 26th United States Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of his cousin Walter T. Colquitt and served from February 1, 1841, to March 3, 1841. He resumed the practice of law and served as the Treasurer of Georgia in 1859. That same year, Holt was elected to the Georgia Senate and he was re-elected the following year. He became a member of the House of Representatives of the First Confederate Congress in 1862 and resigned March 1, 1863, after the third session. He died while attending as a delegate the State constitutional convention at Milledgeville on November 4, 1865. He was buried in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia.
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- Hines Holt at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- History of the University of Georgia, Thomas Walter Reed, Imprint: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia, ca. 1949 pp.211-212
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! colspan="3" style="background: #cccccc" | United States House of Representatives
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|width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"|Preceded by
Walter T. Colquitt |width="40%" style="text-align: center;" rowspan="1"|U.S. Representative from Georgia
February 1, 1841 - March 3, 1841 |width="30%" align="center" rowspan="1"| Succeeded by
Roger L. Gamble |- |}