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HILL, John

(1797—1861)


HILL, John, a Representative from North Carolina; born near Germanton, Stokes County, N.C., April 9, 1797; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1816; was a planter; clerk of court of Stokes County for thirty years; member of the State house of commons 1819-1823; served in the State senate 1823-1825, 1830, and 1831; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); reading clerk in the State senate in 1850; delegate to the State constitutional convention at Raleigh, N.C., in 1861; died in Raleigh, N.C., April 24, 1861; interment in Old Hill Burying Ground, near Germanton, N.C.

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

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