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
Personal details
Born (1855-10-29)October 29, 1855
Eliot, Maine
Died March 16, 1912(1912-03-16) (aged 56)
Death location unknown

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 1901-1905. [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 1892–96, and of the Executive Council in 1898-99; and he was the 45th Governor of Maine from 1901 to 1905. He was acting chairman in 1908-11, and chairman in 1911-12, of the Republican National Committee.

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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