Ralph Gorman Hills Edit Profile
He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, from 1916 through graduation in 1921, where he was on the football team, served as class president, and developed his track athletics skills. Continuing his education at Princeton University, from which he graduated in 1925, Hills was captain of the track team.
After winning a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics he became a physician. He pursued his M.D. degree at Johns Hopkins University, married Mary Joe Dixon (daughter of Montana governor Joseph M Dixon) in 1928, and graduated in 1929. After an internship year at Union Memorial Hospital, and residencies at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hills entered private practice.
During World War II, Hills served overseas with the U.S. Army's 18th General Hospital, and had the rank of Second Lieutenant when discharged. Hills first joined an Olympic team at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium. Hills taught students, staff, and nurses throughout his career, at Johns Hopkins and Union Memorial Hospitals.
He died on September 20, 1977, from complications following a ruptured abdominal aneurysm. Hill's alma mater, The Hill School, inducted him to their Hall of Fame in 2012.
Served lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine. Member Maryland. Medical Association (councilor 1955-1959, vice president 1959), American College of Physicians, American Clinical and Climatological Association, Society Medical Conservation to Armed Forces United States.
Clubs: Bachelors Cotillion, Elkridge (Baltimore). Member of the United States Olympic Track and Field Team, 1920, 24 (winner medal for shot put).
Married Mary Joe Dixon, August 11, 1928. Children: Joseph Dixon, Ralph Warren.