Alabama Department of Archives and History
Lister Hill (1894-1984) was a U.S. congressman from Alabama best known for his contributions to health care policy and for
sponsoring legislation that created the Tennessee Valley Authority. A Montgomery lawyer before entering politics, Hill was
elected president of the Montgomery Board of Education at age 22, served in the U.S. Army from 1917-19 in World War I, and
was a member of the U.S. Congress for nearly 46 years.