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North Carolina History Project Encyclopedia
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A Brunswick County
native, William Henry Hill was the state’s district attorney, a state senator, a University of North Carolina
Trustee, and a U.S. Congressman. Unlike many of his North Carolina contemporaries in Congress, Hill was a staunch Federalist
who, according to Lawrence F. London, “believed in a strong central government.”