French Hill (politician)
|J. French Hill|
|Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd district
January 3, 2015
|Preceded by||Tim Griffin|
December 5, 1956 |
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
|Residence||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Alma mater||Vanderbilt University (B.S.)
UCLA School of Management
|Website||Rep. French Hill|
James French Hill (born December 5, 1956) is an American politician who is the U.S. Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district. He was elected in the 2014 election and took office on January 3, 2015.
Early life and education
He attended Vanderbilt University graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in economics. He pledged the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity and served as president. He later attended the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management where he earned a certified corporate director designation.
Hill served in President George H. W. Bush’s administration as Executive Secretary to the President’s Economic Policy Council and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Corporate Finance.
Hill founded and was the CEO and Chairman of the Board Delta Trust and Banking Corporation in Little Rock until its acquisition by Simmons First Bank in 2014.
U.S. House of Representatives
Hill decided to run for Arkansas' 2nd congressional district after Republican congressman Tim Griffin decided to run for Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. Hill defeated Democrat Pat Hays, the Mayor of North Little Rock, 52%– 44%.
- Committee on Financial Services
A ninth-generation Arkansan, Hill resides in Little Rock. He is married to Martha McKenzie (originally of Dallas, Texas) and has two children, Liza and Payne.
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- Representative French Hill official U.S. House site
- French Hill for Congress
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Legislation sponsored at The Library of Congress
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arkansas's 2nd congressional district
|United States order of precedence (ceremonial)|
|United States Representatives by seniority