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Eugene Hill papers

Identifier: RS 21/7/70

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection (1957-1978, undated) documents the history of Senator Hill's service in the Iowa State Senate. It contains clippings, correspondence, Minutes of the Legislative Council, publications, committee and subcommittee reports, and subject files.


  • 1957-1978, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Contact Special Collections and University Archives.

Biographical / Historical

Eugene Marshall Hill was born near Newton, Iowa on October 24, 1913. He graduated from Newton High School in 1931 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in 1937. He attended the University of Illinois in 1941 for postgraduate work.

He was employed as a supervisor for the U.S.D.A. Farm Security Administration (1938-1940). He was a vocational agriculture high school instructor at Strawberry Point, Iowa (1941-1942). Mr. Hill served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II (1943-1945). As a member of the 4th Tank Battalion, he participated in battles for Roi Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima. He recieved a Letter of Commendation with Ribbon, Secretary of the Navy (1945)- the Presidential Unit Citation, Saipan (1944)- and the Navy Unit Commendation, Iwo Jima (1945).

Upon returning home, he taught high school vocational agriculture at College Springs and Coin, Iowa (1946-1949). Mr. Hill owned and operated a 200 acre livestock farm in Newton. He was a senator representing the 25th Senatorial District, Jasper County, in the Iowa State Legislature General Assembly (1959-1978).

Major issues with which Senator Hill was concerned were abortion rights, congressional redistricting and governmental organization, ERA, IPERS, legislative processes, and transportation.


47.22 Linear Feet (36 records carton boxes, 1 document box)

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Physical Location

This collection is stored offsite. Please contact the Special Collctions Department at least 3 working days in advance.

RS 21/7/70 Eugene Hill Papers, 1957-1978, undated
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

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Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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