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Wilson Shedric HILL

(1863-1921)

HILL, Wilson Shedric, a Representative from Mississippi; born near Lodi, Choctaw County, Miss., January 19, 1863; attended the common schools and the University of Mississippi at Oxford; was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1884; was admitted to the bar in 1884 and commenced practice in Winona, Miss.; member of the State house of representatives in 1885; district attorney for the fifth judicial district of Mississippi 1891-1903; member of the city council of Winona 1892-1894; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908; resumed the practice of law in Greenwood, Miss.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1912; district attorney for the northern judicial district 1914-1921; died in Greenwood, Miss., February 14, 1921; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Winona, Miss.

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

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