About Gerald Hill
Gerald N. Hill is a lawyer, an award winning university professor of American government and politics, and co-author with wife Kathleen of 30 books, including six guidebooks to wine regions of the west coast and several legal dictionaries. Gerald was also editor and co-author of Housing in California.
Gerald served as executive director the California Governor’s Housing Commission, twice as a delegate to national political conventions, and as a visiting scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at U.C. Berkeley. With his wife Kathleen he is co-author of an international exposé on the assassination of Benigno Aquino in the Philippines.
Politically, Gerald served as president of the California Democratic Council, the 40,000-member volunteer arm of the California Democratic Party and managed successful congressional and legislative campaigns. He has testified before congressional and legislative committees on human rights and housing issues. Gerald also served as advisor to the Agency for International Development in Buenos Aires, Argentina and to the government of Guam.
Gerald has served on several local boards and committees, including as a member of his local hospital board. He holds a B.A. from Stanford and a J.D. from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law. He is a fourth generation Californian who has lived in Sonoma for 35 years, is married to Kathleen Thompson Hill, and has four children.