William D. Hill

William David Hill ( born October 1, 1833, Nelson County, Virginia; † December 26, 1906 in Litchfield, Illinois ) was an American politician. Between 1879 and 1887 he represented two times the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Hill attended the public schools of his home and then the Antioch College. In 1858 he moved to Springfield, Ohio, where he edited the newspaper Ohio Press. After a subsequent law studies and his 1859 was admitted to a lawyer, he began working in Springfield in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1861 and 1863 he served as mayor of Springfield; 1866-1870 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio. He also sat in the Education Committee of the city of Defiance. Between 1875-1878 he served as Superintendent of Insurance for Insurance in Ohio. In the years 1880 and 1888, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant.

In the congressional elections of 1878 Hill was the sixth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Jacob Dolson Cox on March 4, 1879. Until March 3, 1881, he was initially able to complete only one term in Congress. For the 1882 elections, he was re-elected in the sixth district of his state in Congress, where he replaced James M. Ritchie on March 4, 1883 which was two years before become his successor. After a re-election, he could remain until March 3, 1887 in Congress. Since 1885 he was chairman of the Committee on Territories. In 1886 he was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives William Hill practiced as a lawyer in Defiance. Between 1891 and 1896 he lived in Kalispell ( Montana). Then he returned to Defiance, where he continued working as a lawyer. Between 1903 and 1905 he also served as a legal representative of the city. He died on 26 December 1906 in Illinois, when he was on his way to Los Angeles, and was buried in Defiance.