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Ralph Hill (representative)

Ralph Hill (October 12, 1827 - August 20, 1899) was a United States Representative from Indiana.

He was born in Trumbull County, Ohio where he attended the district school. He also attended the Kinsman Academy and the Grand River Institute, Austinburg, Ohio. Later, he taught school in 1846, 1847, 1849, and 1850 before he studied law at the New York State and National Law School, Ballston, New York and was admitted to the bar in Albany, New York in 1851.

Hill returned to Jefferson, Ohio, in August 1851 and practiced law. He established a select school at Austinburg, Ohio, in November 1851 before he resumed the practice of law in Jefferson, Ohio, in March 1852. Later, he moved to Columbus, Indiana in August 1852 and continued the practice of law.

Hill was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867) but was not a candidate for renomination in 1866. Upon leaving Congress, he served as the collector of internal revenue for the third district of Indiana 1869-1875. He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1879 and resumed the practice of law. He died in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 20, 1899 and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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