John Fremont Hill

John Fremont Hill

Eliot, York County, Maine, USA
Death 16 Mar 1912 (aged 56)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 74780483 · View Source
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Governor of Maine. He attended the Maine Medical School at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, earned his medical degree in 1877, and completed his residency at New York's Long Island College Hospital. Hill soon abandoned medicine as a career and established himself in business with the Vickery and Hill Publishing Company, a successful venture that grew to include offices throughout the United States. He was also active in several other ventures, including railroads, gas and electric utilities, banks and hotels. A Republican, in 1889 he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, serving until 1893. From 1893 to 1897 he served in the Maine Senate, and he was a Republican presidential elector in 1896, casting his vote for William McKinley. From 1899 to 1900 Hill served on Maine's Executive Council. In 1900 he was elected Governor, winning reelection in 1902 and serving from 1901 to 1905. From 1904 to 1908 Hill served as a member of the Republican National Committee, and he was committee Chairman from 1908 until his death. Hill died of heart disease and pneumonia after becoming ill while en route to Washington, DC for a Republican National Committee meeting.

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