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Robert Edmund Hill
November 24, 1895–January 16, 1961
Robert Edmund (Ed) Hill, former newspaper publisher, Republican party official, and farm operator, died at his home in Oxford Junction, Iowa, January 16, 1961; born at Elwood November 24, 1895, the son of William S. Hill; graduated from Maquoketa high school, Cornell College at Nount Vernon in 1915, and attended the State University of Iowa; served in the navy during World War I; married at Lost Nation in 1920 to Alma Christensen who died in 1937; edited and published the Oxford Mirror, Wyoming Journal, and Lost Nation Press for 25 years before his retirement from journalism in 1953; became executive secretary to the Republican state central committee in 1941, served as executive assistant to Governor Robert D. Blue form 1945-1949, and directed Iowa campaign of Senator Robert D. Taft for the Republican presidential nomination in 1952; operated two farms near Maquokets, and had been an area fieldman, serving 16 northeast counties, with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for the last six years; married at Maquoketa to Laura Ingals February 12, 1941; was a 32nd degree Mason of Harbor lodge at Lost Nation; survived by his wife and a son, Dr. Robert E. Hill Jr., associate professor at Ball State Teachers College, Muncie, Indiana.

Submitted by: Sharyl Ferrall
Source: Annals of Iowa, Third Series, vol. XXXV, no. 8., spring 1961, pg. 631


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