Knute Hill

Knute Hill ( born July 31, 1876 at Creston, Ogle County, Illinois, † December 3, 1963 in Desert Hot Springs, California ) was an American politician. Between 1933 and 1943 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1877 Knute Hill still came as a small child after DeForest, Wisconsin. In 1889 his family moved to Red Wing continued in Minnesota. There he attended the public schools. Then Hill studied at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and its made ​​in 1906 admitted to the bar he began in Milwaukee and Eau Claire to work in his new profession.

Hill retired in 1911 after Prosser in Washington State. There he taught 1911-1922 at public schools and at the high schools in Benton County. Between 1922 and 1932 he held at the National Agricultural Institute (State Grange ) lectures. At the same time he himself began to work in agriculture. As a member of the Democratic Party, he began a political career.

Between 1927 and 1933, Hill sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Washington. In the congressional elections of 1932 was the fourth electoral district of his state in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Republican John W. Summers on March 4, 1933. After four elections he could pass in Congress until January 3, 1943 five legislative sessions. There, at first, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Later, the events of the Second World War overshadowed the work of the Congress. Right at the beginning of Hills office in 1933 has been repealed by the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the 18th Amendment in 1919. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages.

1942 Knute Hill lost in the congressional elections against Hal Holmes. Between 1943 and 1944, he led Utah in an Indian agency. After that he worked until 1946 as a radio announcer in Spokane. In 1946, Hill competed unsuccessfully as a candidate of the short-lived Independent Progressive Party to return to the U.S. House of Representatives. From 1949 to 1951 he was a member of the Columbia Basin Project in Ephrata. Then he withdrew into retirement, which he spent in Desert Hot Springs, California. There he is 3 December 1963 and died.