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William Randolph Hill

Home Town:
Spartanburg District, SC
Later Residences:
York, SC
Madison County, MS
Elizabeth Reid Hill (unknown)
Nancy Calhoun Hill (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
William R. Hill attended the Litchfield Law School in 1821 and was admitted to the bar in Columbia, South Carolina later that same year. No other information is known about this student.

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Admitted To Bar:
Columbia, SC in 1821
State Posts:
State Representative (SC) 1828-1829
State Senator (SC) 1832-1833
Reporter (SC) 1832
State Committees:
Member of the Judiciary Committee of Senate from 1832-1833.

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Litchfield Eagle, October 7, 1822; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 17.
Secondary Sources:
Hill, Joseph M. Biography of Daniel Harvey Hill, Lieutenant General, Confederate States of America, Educator, Author, Editor. AK: Little Rock; Moore, Maurice A. Reminiscences of York. Grenville, SC: 1981.

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