William S. Hill
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Colorado's 3rd district
January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1959
|Fred N. Cummings|
|Byron L. Johnson|
|Born||January 20, 1886|
|Died||August 28, 1972|
Fort Collins, Colorado
|Education||Colorado State College of Agriculture|
|Committees||Small business, agriculture, irrigation and reclamation, Indian affairs and labor.|
William Silas Hill (January 20, 1886 - August 28, 1972) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado for nine terms. His career was largely focused on agriculture. He studied at the Colorado State College of Agriculture, was a farmer, Secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau, and while a Congressman worked on agricultural issues.
He homesteaded near Cheyenne Wells, Colorado from 1907 to 1915. He was superintendent of Cache la Poudre Consolidated School of Larimer County, Colorado from 1919 to 1922. Secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau in 1923.
Hill was elected as a Republican to the 77th Congress and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1959). He served as chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business (83rd Congress) and was particularly focus on improving the fate of small metal mines in the western United States. He supported agricultural issues and served on agriculture-related subcommittees, including the end of the quota system on livestock slaughter, studying the Federal crop-insurance program, and for a prohibition of controls on commodity margins. Hill voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the 86th Congress.
He married Rachel Trower March and they had a son, Alden T. Hill. He died in Fort Collins, Colorado, August 28, 1972. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins. His papers were donated to the Special Collections and University Archives of the Wichita State University.