Secretary of State

Caleb Breckinridge "C. Breck" Hill

Term of OfficeFebruary 26, 1900 - January 3, 1904
Significant AccomplishmentsBecame Secretary of State when Caleb Powers' election as Secretary of State was overturned.
Governor during his term of OfficeGov. J. C. W. Beckham; Gov. Augustus E. Willson*
EducationOhio (college in Lebanon)
Spouse(s)Carrie Cote
ParentsWilliam P. & Nancy (Hargis) Hill
ResidenceKentucky (Beattyville, Lee County)
OccupationJournalist; Politician
Birth Date8/11/1860
Birth PlaceKentucky (Beattyville, Lee County)
County Offices HeldCounty Clerk (Lee County): 1882-1890; Master Commissioner (Lee Circuit Court): 1884-1886; Lee Circuit Court Clerk: Jan 1885 - Aug 1885.

Caleb Breckinridge Hill was born August 11, 1860, in Beattyville in Lee County. His parents were William P. and Nancy (Hargis) Hill. He attended local schools before going to college in Lebanon, Ohio.

He was elected the County Clerk of Lee County in 1882 and was reelected in 1886. He was also involved with the local newspaper, "The Three Forks Enterprise". He was appointed Master Commissioner of the Lee Circuit Court in October 1884 and served until September 1886. He was appointed Clerk of the Lee Circuit Court in January 1885 and served until August 1885.

Caleb Hill married Carrie Cote, whose parents were natives of France, in Bourbon County on April 24, l884. The couple had one child, Hargis Z. Hill. Caleb Hill was a Democrat and a member of the Christian church.


1880 Federal Census of Lee County, Kentucky;

W. H. Perrin, "Kentucky, A History of the State," (8th ed.; 1888), pg 866.