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Wed December 11, 2013
Former Arkansas Legislator Jim Hill Dies At 74
Former Arkansas legislator Jim Hill died Wednesday at his home in the southwest Arkansas town of Nashville.
Hill, a Democrat, served in the state House from 1993 to 1996, then in the state Senate, including one year as the Senate president pro tempore during the 84th General Assembly.
In a statement, Governor Mike Beebe, who served alongside him in the legislature, said:
Jim Hill was a dear and trusted friend whose life was dedicated to service, be it as a United States Marine or as a member of the Arkansas General Assembly. Working alongside Jim for many years, I got to enjoy the dry wit that peppered his conversations and debates. It was a disarming trait that left smiles on the faces of friends and adversaries alike.
Hill had suffered from a lengthy illness. He was 74-years-old.