Hugh Lawson White Hill

Hugh Lawson White Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded byAlvan Cullom
Succeeded byJohn H. Savage
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1810-03-01)March 1, 1810
McMinnville, Tennessee
DiedJanuary 18, 1892(1892-01-18) (aged 81)
Hills Creek Warren County, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Virginia Dearing Hill
Alma materCumberland College



Hugh Lawson White Hill (March 1, 1810 – January 18, 1892) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 4th congressional district.


Hill was born on March 1, 1810 in McMinnville, Tennessee in Warren County a son of Henry John A. and Susannah Swales Hill. After attending public school and Carroll Male Academy at McMinnville, he graduated from Cumberland College in Nashville.[1] He taught school for a short time and engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing. He married Virginia Dearing on May 14, 1840 and they had eight children.[2]


Hill was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1837 to 1839 and in 1841. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress. He served from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1849.[3] He was not a candidate for renomination in 1848.

Hill resumed agricultural pursuits and was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1870.


Hill died at Hills Creek in Warren County, Tennessee on January 18, 1892 and was interred in Hill Graveyard near McMinnville, Tennessee. He was a cousin of fellow congressman Benjamin Harvey Hill.[4]


  1. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Famous Hills in the United States Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. ^ "Hugh Lawson White Hill". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 18 March 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Alvan Cullom
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Savage