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Albert Ross Hill was a Canadian-born American educator and ninth president of the University of Missourimarker in Columbia, Missourimarker. He was also Commissioner of the European Division of the American Red Cross (1921-1923). Born in rural Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Hill held degrees from Dalhousie Universitymarker and Cornell Universitymarker and for a short time taught at the University of Nebraska. He was married to Agnes Baxter, also a graduate of Dalhousie and Cornell. At 38-years old he was one of the youngest Presidents ever of the University of Missouri. During his time as president (1908 - 1921) the world's first Journalism school, the Missouri School of Journalism was established. The School of Commerce and the Department of Economics were also established during this time.

In his only attempt to seek political office, Hill ran unsuccessfully for Mayor of Kansas Citymarker in the notorious 1934 municipal election during the latter days of the Pendergast era. The Kansas City Times said after the election, "it was learned after the vote frauds were uncovered that he would have been elected if the election had been honest." Hill Hall on the David R.marker Francis Quadranglemarker is named in honor of Albert Hill. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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  1. AMERICAN RED CROSS TO AID.; Will Give of Reserve Funds and Supplies ... - Article Preview - The New York Times
  2. J. Ernest Kerr, Imprint of the Maritimes, 1959, Boston: Christopher Publishing, p. 108
  3. Baxter (print-only)
  4. University of Missouri Leaders
  5. Quoted in Kerr, p. 109

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