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William Henry HILL

(1876-1972)

HILL, William Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Plains, Luzerne County, Pa., March 23, 1876; attended the public schools; was graduated from the high school at Binghamton, N.Y.; mayor of Lestershire (now Johnson City), N.Y., 1898-1901; postmaster of Lestershire 1902-1910; editor and publisher of the Record at Johnson City 1898-1921; member of the State senate 1914-1918; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, and 1944; appointed as a member of the New York State Parks Commission by Governor Smith in 1925 and elected chairman in 1933; chairman of the New York Hoover-for-President Committee in 1928; vice chairman of the Republican Campaign Committee in the East in 1932; trustee of Syracuse University; member of the Republican executive committee of the State of New York; newspaper publisher until 1960; resided in Binghamton, N.Y., where he died July 24, 1972; interment in Riverhurst Cemetery, Endicott, N.Y.

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

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