Hill, Hamlin (Lewis) 1932-2002

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HILL, Hamlin (Lewis) 1932-2002

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born November 7, 1931, in Houston, TX; died July 16, 2002, in Los Alamos, NM. Educator and author. Hill was an academic who wrote numerous books on his favorite subject, American author Mark Twain. A graduate of the University of Chicago where he earned his Ph.D. in 1959, Harris earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Houston and his master's degree from the University of Texas. His subsequent academic career took him all across the United States. During the 1960s he taught at the University of New Mexico, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Chicago, returning to the University of New Mexico in 1975 as a professor of English and, from 1979 to 1985, chairman of the department. Leaving that university in 1986, Hill concluded his career as head of the English department at Texas A&M University, where he retired in 1989. During the 1990s Hill lectured about Mark Twain around the world and was a visiting professor at the University of Budapest from 1989 to 1991. Among his many works on Twain are Mark Twain and Elisha Bliss (1964), Mark Twain: God's Fool (1975), and Mark Twain's "Wapping Alice" (1981). He also edited a number of Twain's books and correspondence.



Who's Who in America, 46th edition, Marquis (Wilmette, IL), 1990.


Chicago Tribune, July 26, 2002, section 2, p. 8.

New York Times, July 29, 2002, p. A21.

Washington Post, July 26, 2002, p. B6.