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Samuel Hill, American lawyer. Awarded special thanks by United States Senate and Canadian Government; Officer Legion of Honor (French), also medal of thanks; Commander Order of the Crown (Belgian); member Queen’s Body Guard (Rumanian), also special medal of thanks; Order of the Sacred Treasure (Japanese). Builder and president Mary Hill Museum. member Queen’s Body Guard (Rumanian), also special.


Hill, Samuel was born on May 13, 1857 in Deep River, Randolph Company, North Carolina, United States. Son of Nathan Branson and Eliza Lenora (Mendenhall) Hill.


Bachelor of Arts, Haverford College, 1878. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1879. Doctor of Laws, Penn College, Iowa.


James Jerome Hill, September 6, 1888. Children—Mary Mendenhall, James Nathan. Admitted to bar, 1880.

President Minneapolis Trust Company, 1888-1903, United States Trust Company, Seattle, Washington, many years from 1908. Overseer Harvard University, 1900-1906. Honorary consul-general of Belgium for Idaho, Oregon, and Washington Honorary life president Washington Good Roads Association.

President Pacific Highway Association, Everyday Highway Association (2,000 miles long, from Mexico to B.C.). Honorary president B.C. Good Roads League. President Maryhill (Washington) Museum Fine Arts.

Vice president Columbia River Highway Association A promoter of “Peace Portal” between United States and Canada, marking 100 years of peace.


Member Queen’s Body Guard (Rumanian), also special.


Married Mary, d.; children: Mary Mendenhall, James Nathan.

Nathan Branson Hill

Eliza Lenora (Mendenhall) Hill


Mary Mendenhall Hill

James Nathan Hill