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Janet Wadsworth Hill, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1940, (United States District Court (northern district)) 1942.


Hill, Janet Wadsworth was born on January 11, 1915 in New York City. Daughter of James P. and Florine P. (Hall) Hill.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1935. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, Brooklyn Law School, 1940.


Partner Gordon and Hill, Norwich, New York, 1941—1967. Private practice practice, since 1973. Practice. Chenango County, New York, 1944—1946, legal research assistant family, surrogates and county court, 1973—1975.

Commissioner conciliation 6th judicial district New York State Conciliation Bureau, 1967—1973. Member Temporary New York State Commission Recodify Family Court Act, since 1979. Member New York State Assembly, 1946—1958, New York State Senate, 1959—1962.

Chairman New York State Joint Legislation Committee Matrimonial and Family Laws, 1955—1962, counsel, 1963—1964. Delegate New York State Constitutional Convention, 1967. Counsel New York State Assembly Agriculture Committee, 1963—1964.

Trustee David F. Follett Supreme Court Library., since 1963. Member Brooklyn Law Review, 1938—1940.


  • Bar: New York 1940, (United States District Court (northern district)) 1942.


Past board directors New York State Division American Cancer Society. Member White House Conference Children and Youth, Mohawk Valley Regional Conference Children and Youth, 1970. Delegate New York Governor's Conference Children and Youth, 1970, White House Conference Children, 1970.

Past president, board trustees Knox School, St. James, New York. Past member advisory council New York State College Home Economics, Cornell University. Delegate Churchmen's International Consultation Church and Industry.

Board directors Chanango County Society Prevention Cruelty Animals. Member of American Bar Association, Chenango County Bar Association (president 1968), New York State Bar Association (family law section), Delta Kappa Gamma (honorary Pi state organization, honorary New York state Sigma chapter), Phi Alpha Delta.


Married William J. Gordon, May 1, 1942 (deceased). 1 child Gail Hill Gordon McCale.

James P. Hill

Florine P. (Hall) Hill

William J. Gordon

Gail Hill Gordon McCale Hill