Barron L. Hill




Associate Justice of the Appellate Division, Second Department, 1962-1966


Justice L. Barron Hill earned a law degree from Syracuse University Law School and began practicing in Southold, Long Island. In 1932, he won election as Suffolk County District Attorney.

Hill joined the bench in 1937 when he was named a judge for Suffolk County Court. From 1946 until 1972 he served on the State Supreme Court. In 1962, Governor Rockefeller designated him to a five year term at the Appellate Division, Second Department. Justice Hill retired from the Appellate Division in 1966.

In addition to his legal and judicial career, Hill was a pilot in World War I and organized the Suffolk County Defense Council during World War II.

He was married to Adelaide, with whom he had a son and three grandchildren. He died in Palm Beach, Florida on August 8, 1985 at the age of 89.



“Governor Names 5 for Judgeships.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 20. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007). Jan 03 1962. Web. 11 Jan. 2012.

“Governor Names Appellate Judges.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 41. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007). Dec 28 1966. Web. 31 Jan. 2012.

“L. Barron Hill is Dead; A Retired State Justice.” New York Times (1923-Current file): 36. ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851-2007). Aug 11 1985. Web. 14 Dec. 2011.

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