Robert Potter HILL, Congress, OK (1874-1937)


HILL, Robert Potter, a Representative from Illinois and from Oklahoma; born near Ewing, Franklin County, Ill., April 18, 1874; attended the public schools and Ewing College in 1889; taught school in Franklin County 1891-1893; graduated from Ewing College in 1896; moved to Marion, Williamson County, Ill., in 1896; justice of the peace in 1899; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1902 and commenced practice in Marion; police magistrate of Marion in 1903; city attorney of Marion 1908-1910; member of the State house of representatives 1910-1912; elected as a Democrat from Illinois to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law; moved to Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1918 and continued the practice of law; appointed assistant county attorney, Oklahoma County, in 1925 and served until 1929; served as district judge of the thirteenth judicial district from 1931 until his resignation on December 15, 1936, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat from Oklahoma to the Seventy-fifth Congress and served from January 3, 1937, until his death in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 29, 1937; interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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



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