William S. Hill, Colorado Congressman.

William Silas Hill (January 20, 1886 – August 28, 1972) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Born in Kelly, Kansas, Hill attended the public schools, Kansas State Normal at Emporia, Kansas, and Colorado State College of Agriculture at Fort Collins. Homesteaded near Cheyenne Wells, Colorado from 1907 to 1915. Superintendent of Cache la Poudre Consolidated School of Larimer County, Colorado from 1919 to 1922. Secretary of the Colorado State Farm Bureau in 1923. He served in the State house of representatives 1924-1926. He engaged in the mercantile business at Fort Collins, Colorado from 1927 to 1953.

Hill was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1959). He served as chairman of the Select Committee on Small Business (Eighty-third Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He retired in 1958 and operated a farm southwest of Fort Collins until 1969. He served as delegate to Republican National Convention in 1964. He died in Fort Collins, Colorado, August 28, 1972. He was interred in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins. His son, grandson, and great grandson all became attorneys and continue to work in Fort Collins, Colorado. Alden T. Hill and Alden V. Hill established Hill and Hill P.C. and later Alden T. was ranked as one of Colorado's best attorneys in the Colorado Bar's publication, The Colorado Lawyer. The great grandson, Brett M. Hill, established his own firm, The Hill Law Firm LLC, they continue to serve the Northern Colorado area to this day.


  • United States Congress. "William S. Hill (id: H000613)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Fred N. Cummings
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1941 – January 3, 1959
Succeeded by
Byron L. Johnson