Hill, John Wilson
born in: Ottawa, Illinois, on May 9, 1857;
son, Roy Wilson Hill.
As a young man was connected with the lumbering business in various positions from the tree to the market;
taught school several years;
later in confidential capacity with large lumbering concern;
on failure of the company, caused by heavy losses by fires, was appointed trustee by creditors to close up the business,and while so engaged, studied law;
admitted to Michigan bar, 1890;
came to Chicago, in February, 1891, and was associated with brother, Lysander Hill, in practice until January, 1898;
Elected to Illinois General Assembly, from 6th District, 1904, re-elected, 1905-7;
was chairman of committee to investigate the state institutions, 45th General Assembly (1907-1909);
originated present law for conduct of institutions by central board of control.
Episcopalian; vestryman Chair of Our Savior.
Contributor to legal journals
Office: 1463 [[wikipedia:Monadnock Building|Monadnock Building}.
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1917.