|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 5th district
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1987
|Preceded by||Richard L. Roudebush|
|Succeeded by||Jim Jontz|
|Member of the Indiana House of Representatives from the Howard and Tipton counties|
January 5, 1967 – January 3, 1971
|Preceded by||multi-member district|
|Succeeded by||multi-member district|
Elwood Haynes Hillis
March 6, 1926
Kokomo, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||January 4, 2023 (aged 96)|
Windsor, Colorado, U.S.
|Education||Indiana University (BS, JD)|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1944–1954|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Elwood Haynes "Bud" Hillis (March 6, 1926 – January 4, 2023) was an American politician and lawyer from Indiana. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, serving Indiana's 5th congressional district for 8 terms from 1971 to 1987.
Personal life and early career
Bud Hillis was a younger brother to renowned choral director Margaret Hillis. Their father, Glen R. Hillis, was the Republican nominee for Governor of Indiana in 1940, losing by less than 4,000 votes. His maternal grandfather and namesake, Elwood Haynes, was an inventor and automobile pioneer.
Hillis served in the United States Army in the European Theater with the rank of first lieutenant from 1944 to 1946. He retired from the Reserves in 1954 with rank of captain in the infantry.
Hillis was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1952 and commenced practice in Kokomo.
Hillis served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth and Ninety-sixth General Assemblies.
Hillis also served as a delegate, Indiana State Republican conventions from 1962 to 1970.
Hillis resumed the practice of law.
On March 17, 2010, Bud Hillis was honored for his years in public service at the Howard County Lincoln Day Dinner, held at the Kokomo Country Club in Kokomo, Indiana.
- United States Congress. "Elwood Hillis (id: H000624)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-03-19
- Appearances on C-SPAN
This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.