James Clinkscales Hill was born on January 8, 1924, in Darlington, South Carolina and died on March 31, 2017.
He was a United States federal judge.
He was in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, from 1943 to 1945.
Hill received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1948 and a B.Sc. from the University of South Carolina in 1948.
Hill was in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia from 1948 to 1974.
On July 9, 1974, he was selected by President Richard M. Nixon to a seat on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia vacated by Sidney O. Smith, Jr.. Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 8, 1974, and received his commission on August 9, 1974.
On May 4, 1976, President Gerald Ford nominated Hill for elevation to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit vacated by Griffin Boyette Bell.
Hill was confirmed by the United States Senate on May 19, 1976, and received his commission on May 21, 1976.
The Circuit was split and Hill was reassigned by operation of law to the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, on October 1, 1981.
Hill assumed senior status on October 15, 1989.
James Clinkscales Hill passed away at 93 years old.