My husband, Henry Lea Hillman, is seven years older than me. He is the son, of course, of Pittsburgh steel mogul John H. Hillman, Jr., an industrialist who built Pittsburgh Coke & Chemical. Anyway, Henry was a friend of my older sister, and I knew his younger sister, so we all became friends.…

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
In May of 2013, Renny Clark and I arrived at the Hillman residence at 11 a.m. Our mission was to propose the creation of a forum for student civic engagement at the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics and hopefully the seed of an endowment to support the forum’s work.

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  • Issue Quarter Fall
  • Issue Year 2016
  • Sub Heading The five scariest words Henry Hillman ever heard, and the creation of a living legacy at Pitt for Elsie Hillman
Instrumental in the political campaigns of: Dwight Eisenhower, William Scranton, John Heinz, Gerald Ford, Richard Thornburgh, George H.W. Bush, Barbara Hafer, Tom Ridge and Arlen Specter Board member of many organizations through the decades, including: WQED Multimedia, the Hill House Association, the Urban League, Carlow University and the Hillman Family Foundations.

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  • Issue Quarter Spring
  • Issue Year 2014
  • Sub Heading A life’s recounting in the subject’s own words
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