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Hill, James J.

American, died 1916

James J. Hill was an important railroad builder who controlled three major railway systems from his base in the Twin Cities. After Hill died in May 1916, every wheel on the railroad system he controlled stopped turning for five minutes during his funeral. He owned a painting by Delacroix (NGA 1966.12.1) which his son, Louis W. Hill, inherited.
"James J. Hill is Buried." The New York Times (1 June 1916): 11:4.
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