John Fremont Hill

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John F. Hill
John Fremont Hill, 1855-1912, head and shoulders, c1900.jpg
19th Chair of the Republican National Committee
In office
1910–1912
Preceded by Frank H. Hitchcock
Succeeded by Victor Rosewater
33rd Governor of Maine
In office
January 2, 1901 – January 4, 1905
Preceded by Llewellyn Powers
Succeeded by William T. Cobb
Personal details
Born (1855-10-29)October 29, 1855
Eliot, Maine
Died March 16, 1912(1912-03-16) (aged 56)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Spouse(s) Lizzie G. Vickery
Laura Coleman

John Fremont Hill (October 29, 1855, Eliot, Maine – March 16, 1912) was an American capitalist and politician. He served in a number of positions in Maine government, including as Governor of Maine from 1901 to 1905. [1]

He graduated from the Medical School of Maine (Bowdoin College) in 1877 and studied at the Long Island College Hospital Medical School, but practiced medicine only a year. In 1879 he became a member of the law firm (later a publishing house) of J.F. Hill & Co. in Augusta, Maine. He was active in many railroad, steamship, telephone, and banking enterprises.

He was best known as a Republican politician, serving as a member of the Maine House of Representatives in 1888-92, of the Maine Senate from 1892 to 1896, and of the Executive Council in 1898-1899; and he was the 45th Governor of Maine from 1901 to 1905. He was acting chairman in 1908-1911, and chairman in 1911-1912, of the Republican National Committee.

Personal[edit]

Dr. Hill married Lizzie G. Vickery, daughter of the Hon. Peleg O. Vickery, on May 19, 1880. They had one child, Percy Vickery Hill, born on March 16, 1881. Lizzie died on April 10, 1893. Dr. Hill later married Laura Ligget, née Colman, widow of Hiriam S. Liggett, and daughter of former Secretary of Agriculture Norman Jay Coleman, on April 25, 1897.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Political Graveyard website
  2. ^ Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the State of Maine, New England Historical Publishing Company, 1903 - http://books.google.com/books?id=XDQhAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA7
Political offices
Preceded by
Llewellyn Powers
Governor of Maine
1901–1905
Succeeded by
William T. Cobb
Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank H. Hitchcock
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
1910-1912
Succeeded by
Victor Rosewater