James Robert Hill

James Robert Hill served as Vice-President for the student body at North Carolina State University in the 1935-1936 academic year, after being handily defeated by Bill Aycock in the race for student president.


Years at State

Student Government Vice President, 1935-1936


Hill was one of the many student council members who wholeheartedly supported the Graham Plan in early 1936. The Graham Plan covered seven major points regarding college athletics, ranging from the level of pay which student athletes received, to eligibility to play for a college, to recruiting practices. Hill noted that “The value of the proposal can be seen quite readily”. The faculty senate added their vote of assent to the plan in February of the same year.


Agromeck (1936), 71.

“Voters Name Bill Aycock As Student Council Head In Light Final Balloting” Technician Vol. XV, No. 25 (April 26 1935), 1.

“Clipping the Strings” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 13 (January 17 1936), 2.

“Student Council Swings In Behind Move To Adopt Graham Recommendation” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 15 (January 31 1936), 1.

“General Faculty Stamps Graham Recommendation With Official Approval” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 16 (February 7 1936), 1.

“Granite Marker To Be Unveiled on Campus Soon” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 14 (January 24 1936), 1.

“Wolves” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 7 (November 5 1935), 3.

“Rattlesnake Joe Revealed As Gyp In Wolfpack Deal” Technician Vol. XVI, No. 10 (November 28 1935), 1.