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
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.



Political offices
Preceded by
Llewellyn Powers
Governor of Maine
Succeeded by
William T. Cobb
Party political offices
Preceded by
Frank H. Hitchcock
Chairman of the Republican National Committee
Succeeded by
Victor Rosewater