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Sir (George) Rowland Hill (21 January 1855 - 25 April 1928) was President of the Rugby Football Union and a local politician active in the Greenwich area.

The son of the Reverend James Hill of the Royal Hospital Schools, Greenwich and his wife Ann. He took up a career in the civil service as a clerk in the Probate Office, Somerset House, rising to become a record keeper.

A lifelong resident of Greenwich, in 1887 he became Chairman of the Greenwich Conservative Association. He was a member of the London County Council representing Greenwich fro 1922-25 as a member of the Conservative-backed Municipal Reform Party. His sister, Judith Madeleine Hill, succeeded him on the county council.

He was knighted in the 1926 New Year's Honours.

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