HILL, William Silas

HILL, William Silas
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object
1886–1972

Biography

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.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Colorado Historical Society

Denver, CO
Papers: 1940-1958. 1 cubic foot. Photographs and memorabilia. Finding aid in repository.

Wichita State University Library

Wichita, KS
Papers: 1941-1951. 3 feet. Correspondence, speeches, official documents, photographs, and other papers from his congressional service. Unpublished register in repository.
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