John Hill (Virginia politician)

John Hill ( born July 18, 1800 New Canton, Buckingham County, Virginia; † April 19, 1880 in Buckingham Court House, Virginia ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1841 he represented the state of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Hill was a cousin of Congressman John T. Harris ( 1823-1899 ). He attended the common schools and then studied until 1818 at the Washington Academy, which became later the Washington and Lee University. After a subsequent law degree in 1821 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Politically, he later joined, founded in the 1830s Whig party.

In the congressional elections of 1838, Hill was in the ninth constituency of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph Johnson on March 4, 1839. Since he has not been confirmed in 1840, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1841. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Hill practiced as a lawyer again. In the years 1850 and 1851 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of Virginia. Thereafter, he served for several years as a prosecutor. Between 1870 and 1879 he was a judge in Buckingham County.