William D. Hill

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William David Hill
William D. Hill 1897.jpg
circa 1897
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Preceded by Jacob Dolson Cox
Succeeded by James M. Ritchie
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887
Preceded by James M. Ritchie
Succeeded by Melvin M. Boothman
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Paulding County district
In office
January 1, 1866 – January 2, 1870
Serving with E. G. Denman
Preceded by John W. Ayres
Succeeded by Levi Colby
Personal details
Born (1833-10-01)October 1, 1833
Nelson County, Virginia
Died December 26, 1906(1906-12-26) (aged 73)
Litchfield, Illinois
Resting place Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Augusta B. March
Children four daughters
Alma mater Antioch College

William David Hill (October 1, 1833 – December 26, 1906) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Nelson County, Virginia, Hill attended the country schools and Antioch College. He moved to Springfield, Ohio, and published the Ohio Press in 1858. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1859 and commenced practice in Springfield, Ohio. He served as mayor of Springfield 1861-1863. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1866-1870. He served as member of the Board of Education of Defiance, Ohio. Superintendent of insurance 1875-1878. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1880 and 1888.

Hill was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881).

Hill was elected to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1887). He served as chairman of the Committee on Territories (Forty-ninth Congress). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1886 to the Fiftieth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Defiance, Ohio. He moved to Kalispell, Montana, in 1891. He returned to Defiance in 1896 and continued the practice of law. City solicitor of Defiance 1903-1905. He died near Litchfield, Illinois, while en route to Los Angeles, California, December 26, 1906. He was interred in Riverside Cemetery, Defiance, Ohio.

Hill was married June 3, 1862, to Augusta B. March, and had four daughters.[1]


  1. ^ Reed, George Irving; Randall, Emilius Oviatt; Greve, Charles Theodore, eds. (1897). Bench and Bar of Ohio: a Compendium of History and Biography. 1. Chicago: Century Publishing and Engraving Company. pp. 187–190. 


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jacob D. Cox
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Ritchie
Preceded by
James M. Ritchie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
Melvin M. Boothman