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Senator

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

  • Other Work

    • 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