Hugh Lawson White Hill

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Hugh Lawson White Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Alvan Cullom
Succeeded by John H. Savage
Personal details
Born (1810-03-01)March 1, 1810
McMinnville, Tennessee
Died January 18, 1892(1892-01-18) (aged 81)
Hills Creek Warren County, Tennessee
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Virginia Dearing Hill
Alma mater Cumberland College
Profession teacher

farmer

politician

Hugh Lawson White Hill (March 1, 1810 - January 18, 1892) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 4th congressional district.

Biography[edit]

Hill was born on March 1, 1810 in McMinnville, Tennessee in Warren County a son of Henry John A. and Susannah Swales Hill. After attending public school and Carroll Male Academy at McMinnville, he graduated from Cumberland College in Nashville.[1] He taught school for a short time and engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing. He married Virginia Dearing on May 14, 1840 and they had eight children.[2]

Career[edit]

Hill was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1837 to 1839 and in 1841. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress. He served from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849.[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1848.

Hill resumed agricultural pursuits and was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1870.

Death[edit]

Hill died at Hills Creek in Warren County, Tennessee on January 18, 1892 and was interred in Hill Graveyard near McMinnville, Tennessee. He was a cousin of fellow congressman Benjamin Harvey Hill.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Famous Hills in the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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