James A.


James A. "Jim" Hill



Jim Hill was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a degree in economics. He then attended Indiana University, Bloomington, receiving his MBA in 1971, and his J.D. in 1974. After earning his degrees from Indiana University, he moved to Oregon. He entered politics in 1980, running for the Oregon House of Representatives. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives for the 31st district in 1982. In 1986, he ran and was elected to the Oregon State Senate for the 16th district. In 1992, he was elected Oregon State Treasurer, the first African-American elected to a statewide office in Oregon. He served two terms as the State Treasurer from 1993 to 2001. He ran for Governor of Oregon in 2002 and 2006 but lost both times in the Democratic primary.


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James A.