Jack Hill was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Georgia’s 4th District in the Georgia State Senate. At the time of his death, he was the longest-serving Georgia State Senator.
Jack Hill was born in Reidsville, Georgia. He was a retired grocer and his wife, Ruth Ann, is a retired elementary school principal. Together, they have three children and seven grandchildren.
Senator Hill was a graduate of Reidsville High School and Georgia Southern University.
He served in the Georgia Air National Guard for 33 years, both as a unit commander and State Inspector General.
Re-elected in 2018 to his 15th two-year term, Senator Hill was first elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1990.
Senator Hill was the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and under his leadership Georgia maintained the highest bond rating awarded, a “Triple A,” from the national rating agencies.
Senator Hill also served as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. He also served on the Natural Resources and the Environment and Regulated Industries and Utilities, and was an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee. Past chairmanships include: K-12 Education, Ethics, and Higher Education.
Senator Hill represented Georgia’s 4th Senatorial District which includes: Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel (pt.), Evans and Tattnall (pt.) counties.
Senator Hill passed away on April 6, 2020.
The State of Georgia and District 4 has lost a great man and great leader. Our prayers and thoughts go out to Senator Hill’s family during this troubling time.
Senator Jack Hill (July 15, 1944 – April 6, 2020)