He was in private practice in Dallas, Texas from 1950 to 1970. On October 7, 1970, Hill was nominated by President Richard Nixon to a new seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas created by 84 Stat. 294. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 25, 1970, and received his commission on December 1, 1970.
On June 4, 1984, President Ronald Reagan nominated Hill to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by John Robert Brown. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 15, 1984, and received his commission the same day. He served in that capacity until his death, in 1987.
Born January 13, 1928