Robert P. Hill
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Born near Ewing, Illinois, Hill attended the public schools and Ewing College in 1889. He taught school in Franklin County 1891-1893. He graduated from Ewing College in 1896. He moved to Marion, Illinois, in 1896. He was in the Justice of the Peace in 1899. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Marion. Police magistrate of Marion in 1903. City attorney of Marion 1908-1910. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1910-1912.
Hill was elected as a Democrat from Illinois to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He moved to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in 1918 and continued the practice of law. He was appointed assistant county attorney, Oklahoma County, in 1925 and served until 1929. He served as district judge of the thirteenth judicial district from 1931 until his resignation on December 15, 1936, having been elected to Congress.
Hill was elected as a Democrat from Oklahoma to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 29, 1937. He was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery.
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