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David Jayne Hill

David Jayne Hill, American diplomat, historian.


  • Hill, David Jayne was born on June 10, 1850 in Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Review Daniel T. and Lydia Ann (Thompson) Hill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Bucknell U., Pennsylvania, 1874, A.M., 1877. University of Berlin and Paris. Doctor of Laws, Colgate, 1883, University of Pennsylvania, 1902, Union, 1902, Bowdoin, 1925.

      Docteur es Lettres, University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1906. Doctor of Civil Law, Bucknell, 1924.


    • President Bucknell U., 1879-1888. President University of Rochester, 1888-1896. Resigned; spent nearly 3 years in study of public law of Europe.

      Professor European diplomacy in School of Comparative Jurisprudence and Diplomacy, Washington, District of Columbia, 1899-1903. Assistant sec of state, 1898-1903. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States to Switzerland, 1903-1905, to the Netherlands, 1905-1908.

      A.E. and Member of Parliament to Germany, 1908-1911. Delaware 2d Peace Conference, The Hague, 1907. Author: Elements of Rhetoric, 1877.

      A History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe. World Organization as Affected by the Nature of the Modern State, 1911 (translation into German and French). The People’s Government, 1915.

      Americanism—What It Is, 1916. The Rebuilding of Europe, 1917 (2 latter translation into French). Impressions of the Kaiser, 1918.

      Present Problems in Foreign Policy, 1919. American World Policies, 1920. The Problem of a World Court, 1927.

      Home: Washington, Distric.

    Major achievements

    • Hill was an author of biography, and also wrote works on religion, psychology, and other topics. His published works include:The Life of William Cullen Bryant (1878) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`);The Science of Rhetoric (1877) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`);The Life of Washington Irving (1879) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`);Genetic Philosophy (1893) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`);History of Diplomacy in the International Development of Europe, embracing A Struggle for Universal Empire (1905) ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE `description` = VALUES(`description`);The Rebuilding of Europe (1917).


    • Development of Europe (1905-1914)


    Clubs: Century, Authors’, New York; Cosmos, Metropolitan, Washington.


    • Married Juliet Lewis Packer, June 3, 1886 (died 1923). Children: Walter Liddell, Catharine Packer.
    • father: Review Daniel T. Hill
    • mother: Lydia Ann (Thompson) Hill
    • spouse: Juliet Lewis Packer
    • children: Walter Liddell Hill
    • Catharine Packer Hill
    David Jayne Hill
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    Died March 2, 1932
    (aged 81)
    • 1874
      University of Lewisburg

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