William James Hill

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William Hill
Ontario MPP
In office
1898–1902
Preceded by Joseph St. John
Succeeded by Joseph St. John
Constituency York West
Personal details
Born (1854-12-21)December 21, 1854
Toronto, Ontario
Died October 11, 1922(1922-10-11) (aged 67)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Hannah Bloor
Profession Bricklayer

William James Hill (December 21, 1854 – October 11, 1922) was an Ontario construction contractor and political figure. He represented York West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1898 to 1902 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Toronto, the son of Methodist minister William Hill who came to Upper Canada from Yorkshire, England, and was educated in Toronto. He apprenticed as a bricklayer and later established himself as a contractor. Hill served on the public school board, Toronto city council and served as reeve for York Township from 1894 to 1897. He married Hannah B. Bloor. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1894.

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  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1901, AJ Magurn

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