James J. Hill Photo

James J. Hill

Born: Sep 16, 1838

Death: May 29, 1916

Birthplace: Wellington County

Nationality: Canada

James J. Hill

Date of Birth : Sep 16, 1838
Date of Death : May 29, 1916
Birth Place : Wellington County

James Jerome Hill, was a Canadian-American railroad executive. He was the chief executive officer of a family of lines headed by the Great Northern Railway, which served a substantial area of the Upper Midwest, the northern Great Plains, and Pacific Northwest. Because of the size of this region and the economic dominance exerted by the Hill lines, Hill became known during his lifetime as "The Empire Builder".

Also known as

  • James Hill


  • Mary Theresa Mehegan


  • Louis W. Hill
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