Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Lister Hill Center
Named in honor of Senator Lister Hill
— 1894-1984 —
This facility is dedicated to the memory of Senator Lister Hill who faithfully served his state and the nation for forty-five years as a member of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. An Infantry Officer during World War I, Senator Hill's commitment to a strong national defense and an independent Air Force contributed significantly to the development and continued existence of Maxwell AFB and Air University. Considered to be the godfather of Maxwell, he was instrumental in bringing the Air Corps Tactical School here in 1931 and spearheaded permanent construction at Maxwell Field. As Chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee, Senator Hill fought to expand the fledgling Air Corps and made Maxwell Field an integral part of that program. After World War II, he contributed to establishing the Air Force as a separate service and locating Air University at Maxwell AFB. It is in gratitude for his tireless efforts on behalf of Maxwell Air Force Base, Air University, and the United States Air Force for over four decades that this building is named in his honor.
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Education • Government & Politics.
Location. 32° 22.696′ N, 86° 21.101′ W. Marker is in Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Lemay Plaza 0.1 miles south of Maxwell Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Base access is required. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lemay Plaza (Building 804), Montgomery AL 36112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Air Corps Tactical School (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilson Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Always Vigilant (approx. ¼ mile away); “Bird-Dog” (approx. ¼ mile away); Wright Brothers Flying School (approx. ¼ mile away); Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennault / Three Men on a Flying Trapeze (approx. ¼ mile away); General Larry D. Welch (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sikorsky MH-53M 'Pave Low IV' Helicopter (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maxwell Air Force Base.
Also see . . . Encyclopedia of Alabama article on Lister Hill. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.