Hon. William McPherson Hill. [Napa, Lake & Sonoma Cos.] Is a Representative of 20th Senatorial District, including the Counties of Napa, Lake and Sonoma, and resides in at Sonoma in Sonoma Valley.
is married, 55 years old, a Democrat to the backbone, and by occupation and profession a general farmer, with the culture of the grapevine as his
is a native of Pennsylvania, and came to California in 1849, via Cape Horn, and was 202 days in making the voyage.
Mr. Hill is one of Sonoma's
most prominent and honored citizens, has been one of its Supervisors for three years, and President of the Sonoma County Agricultural Society
He has also filled the position of President of the San Pablo District Pioneer Society for two years.
Mr. Hill is now serving the second session of his
term, which will expire December, 1879.
is a dignified and social gentleman, and at the last session of the Legislature, by his
consistent and manly course, gained the approbation and confidence of his
constituents, and the esteem of his
watchword is, "economy and retrenchment in the government of the State," and his
votes of the present session stand a living monument to his
credit, that his
practices are consistent with his
He is an able Senator well posted on matters of legislation, and advocates what he concedes to be right, regardless of anybody or anything else.
never bores the Senate with long speeches, but says that he
means in a plain, comprehensive manner, and when he
is done, and he
Mr. Hill is chairman of Committee on Agriculture
, and a member of Committee on Counties and County Boundaries, Roads and Highways, State Prison, and Fisheries and Game.
Hon. S. G. Hilborn. [Solano County] This gentleman represents the Nineteenth Senatorial District, Solano County, and is a native of Minott, Maine, age 42 years.
came to this coast in 1861, and settled in Vallejo, where he
is now engaged in the practice of law.
He is President of the Vallejo Land Improvement Company, is City Attorney, and was six years Alderman of the city.