William Henry Hill (North Carolina)

William Henry Hill ( born May 1, 1767 in Brunswick, North Carolina, † 1809 in Wilmington, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1799 and 1803 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Hill attended the public schools in Boston and worked afterwards in agriculture. After a subsequent law school in Boston, and his admission as an attorney, he began to work in this profession. In 1790 he was appointed by President George Washington to the federal prosecutor for North Carolina. There he began a political career. In 1794, Hill was elected to the Senate from North Carolina. End of the 1790s he joined, founded by Alexander Hamilton Federalist Party.

In the congressional elections of 1798 Hill was selected in the sixth constituency of North Carolina in the Council, meeting at this time in Philadelphia U.S. House of Representatives, where he became the successor of James Gillespie on March 4, 1799. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1803 two legislative sessions. In 1800, this moved to the new federal capital, Washington DC Meanwhile, Hill was appointed shortly before the end of the term of President John Adams to a federal judgeship for North Carolina in 1801. But this office he had to cancel, because Adams's successor, Thomas Jefferson rescinded this appointment immediately.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives in March 1803 William Hill returned to his estate near Wilmington, where he worked in agriculture. There he is also deceased in 1809; his exact date of death is unknown.