Hill graduated from high school at Binghamton, New York. From 1898 to 1921, he was editor and publisher of the Record in the neighboring city of Lestershire (renamed Johnson City in 1916). He was Mayor of Lestershire from 1898 to 1901; and Postmaster of Lestershire from 1902 to 1910.
He served as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1924, 1928, 1932, 1940, and 1944. He was appointed as a member of the New York State Parks Commission by Governor Smith in 1925 and elected chairman in 1933. He was Chairman of the New York Hoover-for-President Committee in 1928; Vice Chairman of the Republican Campaign Committee in the East in 1932; a Trustee of Syracuse University; and a member of the Republican executive committee of the State of New York; and continued to publish newspapers until 1960.
- United States Congress. "William Henry Hill (id: H000610)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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