Hugh Lawson White Hill

Hugh Lawson White Hill (* March 1, 1810 in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee; † January 18, 1892 in Hills Creek, Tennessee ) was an American politician. Between 1847 and 1849 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Hugh Hill was a cousin of U.S. Senator Benjamin Harvey Hill of Georgia. He attended private schools that Carroll Male Academy in McMinnville and the Cumberland College in Nashville. He then worked for a short time as a teacher. Finally, he was engaged in agriculture and especially in the fruit growing. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1837 and 1839, and again in 1841 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 1846 he was in the fourth electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Alvan Cullom on March 4, 1847. Since he resigned in 1848 to further candidacy, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1849. This was determined by the events of the Mexican- American War. After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Hugh Hill again worked in agriculture. In 1870 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Tennessee. He died on 18 January 1892 in Hills Creek.