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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.

Background

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

  • Education

    • Law degree, University Alabama. Law degree, Columbia University.

    Career

    • Member from Alabama United States House of Representatives, 1923-1938. Member United States Senate, 1938-1969. Creator legistation that created National Institutes of Health and The National Library Medicine.

    Works

    • 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.

    Membership

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

    Connections

    • 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)
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    • 1923 - 1938
      Member, from Alabama United States House of Representatives
    • 1938 - 1969
      member, United States Senate