George R. Hill
George R. Hill III was a General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was sustained to the First Quorum of the Seventy on April, 4, 1987, and was among those sustained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy when it was created in 1989. He was released on October 3, 1992. He also served as a regional representative, a counselor in two Young Men Mutual Improvement Association (YMMIA) general presidencies, and as a bishop in three wards.
Hill was born in Ogden, Utah, on November 24, 1921. He earned a degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University and a doctorate degree from Cornell University. From 1966 to 1972, he was dean of the College of Mines and Mineral Industry at the University of Utah and then was appointed director of the Office of Coal Research in the United States Department of the Interior. He was recognized as a world authority on coal. In 1977, he returned to the University of Utah as the Envirotech Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was the recipient of the Henry H. Storch Award from by the American Chemical Society. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from BYU. Hill was a member of the National Academy of Engineering beginning in 1989.
Hill was involved with the Boy Scouts of America and was honored with the Silver Buffalo Award, the Silver Beaver Award, and the Silver Antelope Award.
He and his wife, Melba, were the parents of seven children. He died on April 22, 2001.