John Hill

Politician + Foreign Minister + Attorney General
Born Oct 29, 1923

John Luke Hill, Jr., was a Texas lawyer, Democratic politician, and judge. He is thus far the only person to have served as Secretary of State of Texas, Texas Attorney General, and Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

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1923 Birth Born on October 9, 1923.


1947 23 Years Old After attending Kilgore College, Hill received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the Texas Cowboys. In 1947, he earned an LL.B., graduating with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law. … Read More
1951 27 Years Old In 1951, he founded his own Houston-based firm specializing in plaintiff's trial work. … Read More


1966 42 Years Old Connally appointed him Secretary of State in 1966 and he served until 1968. … Read More
1972 48 Years Old In 1972, Hill was nominated as attorney general when he upset the incumbent Crawford Martin by 100,000 votes in the Democratic primary. … Read More


1984 60 Years Old Hill practiced law until 1984 when he was elected as Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice to succeed the retiring Jack Pope. … Read More
1988 64 Years Old In a news conference in August 1988, Hill announced that he was leaving the chief justice position with three years remaining in his six-year term. … Read More
1997 73 Years Old In 1997, Governor George W. Bush called Hill from retirement to ask him to become a member of the Texas Lottery Commission following a scandal. Hill died in 2007 after undergoing heart surgery in St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital in Houston. … Read More
2007 83 Years Old Died in 2007.
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