Judge Louis Graveraet Hill (D36) Philadelphia (Part) County 1967-1978
Judge Louis Graveraet Hill, born March 10, 1924, Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida; son of Crawford and Ann Kaufman Hill; Saint George's School, Newport, Rhode Island, 1942; Harvard University, 1944 (accelerated class of 1946 due to WWII); captain, United States Marines, WWII; University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1949; attorney; captain, Korea War; trial lawyer, law firm, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish and Levy; married, Jane Cox Hill MacElree, 1951-1976, married, Marilyn Ashton Young Hill, married, 1977; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969-1978; unsuccessful campaign Democratic primary, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1975; elected, Judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court, 1978-1980; elected, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, 1980-1998; died, July 13, 2013, nursing home, Alzheimer’s disease, Lafayette Hill, Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1969- resigned, January 8, 1978; Judiciary Committee (Chairman) 1971-1978.
Unsuccessful campaign Democratic primary, Mayor of Philadelphia, lost, incumbent Frank Rizzo, 1975.
Elected, Judge, Philadelphia Municipal Court, 1978-1980; elected, Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, 1980-1998.
Undefeated heavyweight boxer at Harvard.
Trial lawyer, law firm, Dilworth, Paxson, Kalish and Levy, never lost a case decided by a jury, 27 years.
Stepfather, Richardson Dilworth, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1956-1962.
New York Times (New York, New York) July 19, 2013.