Grover Hill, assistant prohibition director of Tulare county, California, was born in that county on the 21st of
December, 1895. His father, George Hill, is also a native of the county. Grover was educated in the Hanford grammar
school, the State College in Fresno, and then took the agricultural course in the California Agricultural College
at Davis, graduating in 1919.
Before completing his education Grover Hill enlisted in Company M, Second Infantry Regiment, California National
Guard. When Villa, the Mexican revolutionist, made his raid into the United States in 1916 and the National Guard
of several states was ordered to the border, the Second California was stationed in Nogales, Arizona. Shortly after
the regiment was recalled to California, Mr. Hill left the National Guard, while holding the rank of senior noncommissioned
officer, to enter the Officers Training School at the Presidio, San Francisco. On December 13, 1917, he was discharged
for disability and was then sent by the government to the Agricultural College at Davis, as already stated. Through
his connection with the National Guard and the training school he holds membership in the American Legion and the
Disabled Veterans Association.
After being discharged from military service, Mr. Hill took up the life of a ranchman. He is the owner of two ranches
in Fresno county, one of five thousand acres devoted to raising cattle, and the other to a vineyard. In 1922 he
was appointed prohibition director for Tulare county, under Fred C. Scott, then district attorney, and since then
he has taken an active part in the enforcement of the eighteenth amendment to the Federal Constitution and the
Volstead Law. Mr Hill resigned on May 10, 1925, and is devoting himself to his ranch.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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