George E. Hill
20th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
In office
January 2, 1933 – January 7, 1935
GovernorC. Ben Ross
Preceded byGainford Mix
Succeeded byGainford Mix
Member of the Idaho Senate
In office
1916
Member of the Idaho House of Representatives
In office
1911
Personal details
Born
George Elbridge Hill

(1868-10-26)October 26, 1868
Salt Lake City, Utah
DiedMay 6, 1958(1958-05-06) (aged 89)
Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Maud Sarah Johnson
Children12
ResidenceRigby, Jefferson, Idaho
ProfessionAttorney, Bank President, Businessman

George Elbridge Hill (October 26, 1868 – May 6, 1958) was a Democratic politician from Idaho. He served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho. Hill was elected in 1932 along with Governor C. Ben Ross.[1][2]

In 1886, he came with his father in the area of Rigby in Idaho. The father built up a homestead and began to cultivate the land. For four years George assisted him in his agricultural enterprise. In 1890 he returned to Salt Lake City where he entered college. He also worked as private secretary for congressman B. H. Roberts and studied law. He also worked as Newspaper reporter in Salt Lake City.

In 1902 George Hill returned to Idaho. He founded the Rigby Hardware, Lumber & Manufacturing Company, which firm gave up the lumber business and later operated as one of the largest department stores in the eastern part of the state. For seventeen years Hill served in various positions in this enterprise. At the same time he joined several other business companies and led them to success. Among these companies was the Beet Growers Sugar Company. In 1919 George Hill was involved in the organization of the Jefferson County National Bank. He became the bank's first vice president and served as a director.

Politically George Hill joined the Democratic Party. He became chairman of the board of trustees of Rigby and later he was elected to the office of the mayor of this village. For twelve years he served on the board of trustees of the Rigby school district. During this time the school system in Rigby was considerably improved. In 1911 he was elected in the Idaho House of Representatives. Afterwards he held several local offices until he was elected to the Idaho Senate in 1916. Hill also held several offices in the Democratic Party of Idaho. Together with Benjamin R. Gray, he conducted the democratic state campaign in 1912 for future President Woodrow Wilson. In 1924 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

In 1930 George Hill was elected Lt. Governor of Idaho. In this function he served between January 2, 1933 and January 7, 1935. George Hill died 6 May 1958 in Idaho Falls. He was married to Maud Johnson. The couple had twelve children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beal, M.D.; Wells, M.W. (1959). History of Idaho. 3. Lewis Historical Publishing Company. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Idaho. Legislature. Senate (1959). Journal. Retrieved April 5, 2015.

"Executive Branch" (PDF). Idaho Bluebook. State of Idaho. pp. 70–72. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2010. Retrieved August 14, 2010.

Political offices
Preceded by
G. P. Mix
Lieutenant Governor of Idaho
January 2, 1933–January 7, 1935
Succeeded by
G. P. Mix