John Hill (North Carolina politician)

John Hill ( * April 9, 1797 in Germanton, Stokes County, North Carolina, † April 24, 1861 in Raleigh, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


After a good primary education John Hill studied until 1816 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then worked as a planter. He also spent 30 years as usher at the District Court of Stokes County. He also embarked on a political career. Between 1819 and 1823 he was a member of the House of Representatives from North Carolina; 1823-1825 and in the years 1830 and 1831 he sat in the state Senate. He was a member of the Democratic Party, founded in 1828.

In the congressional elections of 1838, Hill was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Augustine Henry Shepperd on March 4, 1839. Until March 3, 1841, he was able to complete a term in Congress. In 1850 he was Clerk to the Senate of North Carolina. In 1861 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. He died on April 24, 1861 in Raleigh.