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Joseph Lister Hill

Joseph Lister Hill, American senator. Lister Hill Library of Health Sciences, University Alabama-Montgomery named in his honor, 1971, Lister Hill National Center biomedical Communications named in his honor, 1968. President Montegomery Board Education, 1916. With United States Army, 1917-1919, World War I.


  • Hill, Joseph Lister was born on December 29, 1894 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of Luther Leonidas and Lilly Lyons Hill.

  • Education

    • Starke University School, Montgomery, Alabama, 1911. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1914. Law School, University of Alabama, 1915.

      Law School, Columbia University, New York City, 1916. Special course, Law School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, summer of 1915.


    • Admitted to bar of Alabama, 1915. Began practice of law at Montgomery, Alabama, October 1916. President, Montgomery Board Education, 1917-1922.

      Served in Army with 17 and 71 United States Infantry Regts. during World War, 1917-1919. Elected to 68 Congress to fill vacancy caused by death of John R. Tyson and served from August 1923- March 1925. Renominated and re-elected to 69-71 Congresses.


    • Author, co-author numerous pieces of legislation relating to libraries and medical research, the Tennessee Valley Authority Act, Rural Telephone Act, Rural Housing Act, Vocational Education Act, National Defense Education Act, Hill-Harris Act, others.


    President Montegomery Board Education, 1916. With United States Army, 1917-1919, World War I.


    • Married Henrietta McCormick. Henrietta Hill Hubbard, Luther Lister.
    • father: Luther Leonidas
    • mother: Lilly Lyons Hill
    • spouse: Henrietta McCormick
    Joseph Lister Hill
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    Born December 29, 1894
    Died December 21, 1984
    (aged 89)
    • 1923 - 1938
      Member, from Alabama United States House of Representatives
    • 1938 - 1969
      member, United States Senate