Samuel B. Hill

Samuel Billingsley Hill ( born April 2, 1875 in Franklin, Izard County, Arkansas, † March 16, 1958 in Bethesda, Maryland) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1923 and 1936 he represented the State of Washington in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Samuel Hill attended the common schools and then the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. After a subsequent law studies at this University and its made ​​in 1898 admitted to the bar he began in Danville to work in his new profession. In 1904 he moved his residence and his law firm to Waterville in Washington State. Between 1907 and 1911 he worked in the local Douglas County district attorney. From 1917 to 1923 he was a judge in Douglas and Grant County.

Politically, Hill member of the Democratic Party. Following the resignation of Congressman J. Stanley Webster, he was at the due election for the fifth parliamentary seat of his state as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he took on 25 September 1923, its seat. After five elections he could remain until his resignation on 21 May 1936 at the Congress. In this time, the world economic crisis was the beginning of the 1930s. Since 1933, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Congress. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Here, the beginning of the terms of office of the Congress and the President were brought forward from March to January and repealed the 18th Amendment in 1919, in which the trade was prohibited in alcoholic beverages again.

Hills resignation came after he had been appointed a judge of the Federal Tax Court ( Tax Court ). This post he held from 1936 to his retirement on 30 November 1953. He died on March 16, 1958 in Bethesda and was at the Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington DC buried.