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William Silas HILL

(1886-1972)

HILL, William Silas, a Representative from Colorado; born in Kelly, Nemaha County, Kans., January 20, 1886; attended the public schools, Kansas State Normal at Emporia, and Colorado State College of Agriculture at Fort Collins; homesteaded near Cheyenne Wells, Colo., 1907-1915; superintendent of Cache la Poudre Consolidated School of Larimer County, Colo., 1919-1922; secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau in 1923; served in the State house of representatives 1924-1926; engaged in the mercantile business at Fort Collins, Colo., 1927-1953; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941-January 3, 1959); chairman, Select Committee on Small Business (Eighty-third Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; retired in 1958 and operated a farm southwest of Fort Collins until 1969; delegate to Republican National Convention in 1964; died in Fort Collins, Colo., August 28, 1972; interment in Grandview Cemetery.

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

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