William Luther Hill
|William Luther Hill|
|United States Senator
July 1, 1936 – November 3, 1936
|Preceded by||Duncan U. Fletcher|
|Succeeded by||Claude Pepper|
|Born||October 17, 1873
|Died||January 5, 1951 (aged 77)
|Alma mater||University of Florida|
|Profession||Attorney, United States Senate staff|
William L. Hill was born in Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida on October 17, 1873. He attended the East Florida Seminary (now the University of Florida and became involved in banking and insurance.
In 1914 Hill graduated from the University of Florida Law School. He was admitted to the bar and practiced in Gainesville.
In 1917 Hill became Secretary (chief assistant) to Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, a post he held until Fletcher's death in 1936. From 1917 to 1921 Hill was also Clerk for the Senate Committee on Commerce, and he was Clerk for the Committee on Banking and Currency from 1933 to 1936.
When Fletcher died in 1936, Hill was appointed to fill the vacancy until a successor could be elected. He served from July 1, 1936 to November 3, 1936. Hill was not a candidate in the election, which was won by Claude Pepper.
After completing his Senate service Hill returned to Gainesville, where he practiced law and remained active in Democratic politics until retiring in 1947.
Death and burial
- Panama City Herald, Fletcher's Aide Succeeds Him, July 2, 1936
- Associated Press, Biloxi Herald, Ex-Senator Dies, January 6, 1951
- Thomas E. Spencer, Where They're Buried, 1998, page 119
- United States Congress. "William Luther Hill (id: H000612)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- William Luther Hill at Find a Grave
Duncan U. Fletcher
|United States Senator (Class 3) from Florida
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