Hugh Lawson White Hill as an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee's 4th congressional district. He was born on March 1, 1810 in McMinnville, Tennessee in Warren County. After attending public schools and Carroll Male Academy at McMinnville, he graduated from Cumberland College in Nashville. He taught school for a short time and engaged in agricultural pursuits and fruit growing.
He was a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1837 to 1839 and in 1841. He was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress. He served from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1847. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1848. He resumed agricultural pursuits and was a member of the state constitutional convention in 1870. He died at Hills Creek in Warren County, Tennessee on January 18, 1892 and was interred in Hill Graveyard near McMinnville. He was a cousin of fellow congressman Benjamin Harvey Hill.
This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.