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United States Congress

House of Representatives

Baron P. Hill

Baron P. Hill was born in 1953 in Seymour, Indiana. He graduated from Furman University, Greenville, SC in 1975. He was elected in 1998 as a Democrat to represent the 9th Congressional District of Indiana in the House of Representatives of the 106th US Congress and reelected in 2000. He represents the southeastern area of the state.

Charles Augustus Hill

Charles Augustus Hill was born 23 Aug 1833 in Truxton, Cortland County, NY. He attended school at Griffins Mills. He taught school at Hamburg, NY and Will County, Illinois. He then attended Bell's Commercial College, Chicago in 1856. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in Indianapolis, In. He returned to Will County in 1860 and practiced law. During the War for Southern Independence, he enlisted in the northern army in 1862. He was appointed an officer of colored troops. After the war, he returned to Will County and resumed law. He was elected prosecuting attorney in 1868 for the counties of Will and Grundy, serving four years.

He was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 51st US Congress and served 1889-1891. He was defeated for reelection in 1890, He served as assistant attorney general of Illinois from 1897-1900. He died at Joliet, IL. 29 May 1902 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

Clement Sidney Hill

Clement Sidney Hill was born 13 Feb 1813 in Marion County, Kentucky, a son of Clement Hill and Mary Hamilton. He attended St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, Ky. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837 and set up practice in Lebanon, Ky. He was elected to the Kentucky State House of Representatives in 1839.

Clement was elected as a Whig Party candidate to the House of Representatives of the 33rd US Congress and served 1853-1855. He then resumed his law practice. He died 5 Jan 1892 and was buried at St. Augustine's Cemetery.

Ebenezer J. Hill

Ebenezer J. Hill was born 4 Aug 1845 in Redding, Connecticut, a son of Moses Hill and Charlotte Ilsley McLennan. He attended Center Academy and Yale College in 1865 and 1866. He served in the northern army during the War for Southern Independence. After the war, he was engaged in banking in business in Norwalk, Ct. He was elected as a burgess of Norwalk and served as chairman of the board of school visitors. He served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1884. He was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1886 and 1887. He served one term on the Republican State central committee.

Ebenezer was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 54th US Congress and to eight additional terms, serving from 1895-1913. During his tenure, he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Dept. of Treasury. He lost a bid for reelection in 1912. He was elected once agin in 1914 and served until his death at Norwalk, 27 Sep 1917. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Norwalk.

Hugh Lawson W. Hill

Hugh Lawson White Hill was born 1 Mar 1810 near McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, a son of Henry John Alexander Hill and Susannah Swales. He attended the Carroll Male Academy at McMinnville and graduated from Cumberland College, Nashville. He taught school briefly and then farmed. He was elected to the Tennessee State House of Representatives and served 1837-1839 and 1841.

He was a cousin of Benjamin Harvey Hill, US Representative and Senator from Georgia.

Hugh was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives of the 30th US Congress and served 1847-1849. He did not seek reelection. He returned to farming. He was a member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1870.

Hugh married Virginia Ann Dearing and they had 8 children. He died at Hills Creek, Warren Co., 18 Jan 1892 and was buried in the Hill Family Cemetery near McMinnville.

John Hill

John Hill was born 9 Apr 1789 near Germanton, Stokes County, North Carolina, a son of Robert Hill, Sr. and Martha Halbert. He was a grandson of William Hill Sr. and Susannah Smithers. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1816. He served as Clerk of Court of Stokes County for 30 years. He was elected to the NC State House of Commons and served 1819-1823. He was elected to the State Senate and served 1823-1825, 1830 and 1831.

John was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives of the 26th US Congress and served 1839-1841. He became the reading clerk in the NC State Senate in 1850. He was a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention at Raleigh in 1861.

John was a planter. He married Julia Crawford in 1819. He died 24 Apr 1861 at Raleigh and was buried at the Hill Family Burial Ground near Germanton, NC.

John Hill

John Hill was born 18 Jul 1800 in Buckingham County, Virginia. He may have been a son of Isaac and Sarah Hill, also of that county. He graduated from Washington Academy which later became Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va. in 1818. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1821.

John was elected as a Whig Party candidate to the House of Representatives of the 26th US Congress in 1838 and served 1839-1841. He lost a bid for reelection in 1840. He resumed his practice of law. He was a member of the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1850-1851. He served as a Commonwealth Attorney for several years. He was elected County Judge of Buckingham County and served 1870-1879.

He died 19 Apr 1880 at Buckingham Court House, Va. and was buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery there.

John Hill

John Hill was born 10 Jun 1821 in Catskill, Greene County, NY, a son of Hiland Hill and Mary Butler. He became a bank clerk and studied bookkeeping in Catskill, NY. He later moved to Boonton, New Jersey and worked as a bookkeeper and paymaster. He also engaged in mercantile business. He served as postmaster of Boonton 1849-1853. He was elected as a member of the Township committee 1852-1856 and 1863-1867. He was a Justice of the Peace, 1856-1861. He was elected to the New Jersey State House of Assembly in 1861, 1862 and 1866. He served as Speaker of the House in 1866. He helped raise troops for the yankee army during the War for Southern Independence.

John was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 40th US Congress and was reelected to two more terms, serving 1867-1873. During his tenure, he served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Dept. of the Interior. After he left office in 1873, he returned to his mercantile business. In 1874, he campaigned for the NJ State Senate and was elected, serving 1875-1877. He was was once again elected to the Congress and served 1881-1883. He did not seek reelection because of ill health.

John married Phoebe J. Carman in 1853. He died 24 Jul 1884 at Boonton, NJ and was buried in Boonton Cemetery.

John Boynton P. C. Hill

John Boynton Philip Clayton Hill was born 2 May 1879 in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, a son of Charles Ebenezer Hill and Kate Watts Clayton. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the law department of Harvard Univ. in 1903. He was admitted to the bar and set up practice in Boston, Ma. He returned to Baltimore in 1904 and set up practice there. He lost a bid for congress in 1908. He was appointed United States Attorney for the District of Maryland and served 1910-1915. He lost a bid for mayor of Baltimore in 1915. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916. He served as judge advocate for the US Army's 15th Division and was attached to the 14th Cavalry during the Mexican border incident in 1916. He served as a major in the Army during World War I, becoming a lieutenant colonel.

John was elected as a Republican to the House of Representatives of the 67th US Congress and to two additional terms, serving 1921-1927. He was defeated in a bid for the US Senate in 1926 and in a bid for Congress in 1928 and in 1936. He moved to New York City in 1937 and set up practice there. He returned to Annapolis in 1940. He died 23 May 1941 at Washington, DC and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Knute Hill

Knute Hill was born 31 Jul 1876 in Ogle County, Illinois, a son of Erasmus Ole Hills and Martha Govig. He graduated from the law department of the Univ. of Wisconsin and was admitted to the bar. He set up practice in Milwaukee and Eau Claire, Wi., 1908-1910. He moved to Prosser, Washington in 1911 and taught school in Benton County 1911-1922. He was a lecturer for the State Grange, 1922-1932. He was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives and served 1927-1933.

Knute was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives of the 73rd US Congress and to four additional terms, serving 1933-1943. He lost a bid for reelection in 1942. He served as superintendent of the Unitah-Ouray Indian Agency at Fort Duchesne, Ut. 1943-1944. He was a radio commentator in Spokane, Wa., 1944-1946. He lost a bid for Congress as an Independent Progressive candidate in 1946. He died 3 Dec 1963 at Desert Hot Springs, Ca. and was buried in Yakima Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Wa.

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