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Hugh Lawson White HILL

(1810-1892)

HILL, Hugh Lawson White, (cousin of Benjamin Harvey Hill), a Representative from Tennessee; born near McMinnville, Warren County, Tenn., March 1, 1810; attended private schools and the Carroll Male Academy at McMinnville; was graduated from Cumberland College, Nashville, Tenn.; taught school for a short time; engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing; member of the State house of representatives 1837-1839 and in 1841; elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849); was not a candidate for renomination in 1848; resumed agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1870; died at Hills Creek, Warren County, Tenn., January 18, 1892; interment in Hill Graveyard, near McMinnville, Tenn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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