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Eugene Hill papers

Identifier: RS 21/7/70

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.


  • Creation: 1957-1978, undated

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research. This collection is stored offsite and can take up to seven business days to retrieve. Please email to request material and schedule your visit.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright holder(s) for this collection are unknown. It is the responsibility of the user to conduct their own due diligence regarding their intended use of the material(s) and to identify any permissions required. The user is responsible for making a final determination of copyright status and for obtaining permission from the rights- holder(s) for uses not otherwise permitted by law.

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 and can take up to seven business days to retrieve. Please email to request material and schedule your visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials found in collection; there is no documentation concerning the provenance of these materials.

RS 21/7/70 Eugene Hill Papers, 1957-1978, undated
Leo Thompson, student assistant
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
(515) 294-6672