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Russell K Hillman (1917 - 2003)

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Russell K Hillman
1917 - 2003
Born
February 16, 1917
Death
October 13, 2003
Last Known Residence
South Berwick, York County, Maine 03908
Summary
Russell K Hillman of South Berwick, York County, Maine was born on February 16, 1917, and died at age 86 years old on October 13, 2003.
Updated: August 10, 2022
Biography ID: 3135796

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South Berwick, York County, Maine 03908
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February 16, 1917
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Ethnicity & Family History

White, Citizen

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York County, Maine United States

Education

4 Years Of High School

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Tinsmiths, Coppersmiths, And Sheet Metal Workers

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Military serial#: 31024102 Enlisted: February 26, 1941 in Portland Maine Military branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, Usa Rank: Private, Selectees (enlisted Men) Terms of enlistment: One Year Enlistment
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Russell Hillman passed away at age 86 years old on October 13, 2003. Russell K Hillman of South Berwick, York County, Maine was born on February 16, 1917.

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Russell K Hillman lived 14 years longer than the average Hillman family member when he died at the age of 86.
The average age of a Hillman family member is 72.
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1917 - 2003 World Events

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In 1917, in the year that Russell K Hillman was born, on July 28, between ten and fifteen thousand blacks silently walked down New York City's Fifth Avenue to protest racial discrimination and violence. Lynchings in Waco Texas and hundreds of African-Americans killed in East St. Louis Illinois had sparked the protest. Picket signs said "Mother, do lynchers go to heaven?" "Mr. President, why not make America safe for democracy?" "Thou shalt not kill." "Pray for the Lady Macbeth's of East St. Louis" and "Give us a chance to live."

In 1935, Russell was 18 years old when the BOI's name (the Bureau of Investigation) was changed to the FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) and it officially became a separate agency with the Department of Justice. J. Edgar Hoover, the Chief of the BOI, continued in his office and became the first Director of the FBI. The FBI's responsibility is to "detect and prosecute crimes against the United States".

In 1942, at the age of 25 years old, Russell was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1986, he was 69 years old when on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

In 1993, by the time he was 76 years old, on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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