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Knute HILL

(1876-1963)

HILL, Knute, a Representative from Washington; born on a farm near Creston, Ogle County, Ill., July 31, 1876; moved to De Forest, Wis., in 1877 and to Red Wing, Minn., in 1889; attended the public schools, Red Wing (Minn.) Seminary, and the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis; was graduated from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1906; was admitted to the bar the same year and practiced law in Milwaukee and Eau Claire, Wis., 1908-1910; moved to Prosser, Wash., in 1911 and taught in the public and high schools of Benton County, Wash., 1911-1922; lecturer, State Grange, 1922-1932; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State house of representatives 1927-1933; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; superintendent of the Uintah-Ouray Indian agency at Fort Duchesne, Utah, from August 16, 1943, until his resignation on March 31, 1944; radio commentator in Spokane, Wash., 1944-1946; unsuccessful Independent Progressive candidate for election in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; consulting appraiser and information clerk in the Bureau of Reclamation, Columbia Basin Project, Ephrata, Wash., from March 1949 until his retirement in 1951; died in Desert Hot Springs, Calif., December 3, 1963; interment in Yakima Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Wash.

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

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