GLEN RAYMOND HILLIS is a Kokomo lawyer, very successful in his business and relationships
with the local bar, a young man of high purpose, fine intellectual abilities, and with the
attitude and outlook of young men who have come to their mature powers since the
close of the World war. He was a soldier in the Rainbow Division overseas.
Mr. Hillis was born in Miami County, Indiana, December 9, 1891, son of Harrison N. and Sarah (Stevenson) Hillis. Both parents were born in Jefferson County, Indiana, his father August 18, 1849, and his mother August 18, 1856. Harrison N. Hillis devoted his active lifetime to his farm. There were three other sons, Harry O., Joseph E. and Robert C. Hillis, and one daughter, Helen O. Trotter.
Glen R. Hillis grew up in Howard County, attended district schools near his father's farm, and he knows the life of a farmer from the standpoint of several years of practical experience. In 1917 he was mustered in as a buck private in the One Hundred and Fiftieth Field Artillery, Forty-second or Rainbow Division. Mr. Hillis had eighteen months of actual service overseas during the World war and shares in the glorious record made by his division. He was with the Army of Occupation after the armistice, and when he was mustered out, on April 5, 1919, he held the rank of lieutenant.
After the war Mr. Hillis took up the study of law, preparing himself by private study and also in the Law School of Indiana University, from which he was graduated LL. B. in 1925. He had been admitted to the bar and in 1924 began practice at Kokomo in the firm of Hillis & Coffel. On January 1, 1929, the young lawyers accepted as a senior partner Judge John Marshall, and since then the firm has been Marshall, Hillis & Coffel, with offices in the Citizens National Bank Building. On the qualifications of its individual members the firm ranks as one of the best in the Howard County bar.
Mr. Hillis in 1928 was elected for a two- year term as prosecuting attorney of Howard County. He is a Republican, is a member of the Baptist Church, a Knight Templar and member of Murat Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Indianapolis, and: also belongs to the B. P. O. Elks, Fraternal Order of Eagles, L. O. O. M. and American Legion.
Mr. Hillis married, November 11, 1921, Miss Bernice Haynes They live in a spacious home near Kokomo. Mrs. Hillis is a daughter of the late Elwood Haynes, Kokomo's foremost inventor, manufacturer and citizen. Mr. and Mrs. Hillis have three children, Margaret E., born October 1, 1922, Elwood E., born March 6, 1926, and Robert E., born June 29, 1928. INDIANA ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT Vol. 3 By Charles Roll, A.M. The Lewis Publishing Company, 1931
Note: Bernice Haynes Hills was a sister to March William Haynes.