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John HILL

(1800-1880)

HILL, John, (cousin of John Thomas Harris), a Representative from Virginia; born in New Canton, Buckingham County, Va., July 18, 1800; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Washington Academy (now Washington and Lee University), Lexington, Va., in 1818; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1821 and practiced; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1839-March 3, 1841); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1840 to the Twenty-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; member of the Virginia constitutional convention 1850-1851; Commonwealth attorney for several years; county judge of Buckingham County 1870-1879; died at Buckingham Court House, Va., April 19, 1880; interment in the Presbyterian Cemetery.

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

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