James J. Hill
James J. Hill was a prominent American business magnate in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hill grew up in a poor immigrant family. Beginning with his purchase of the Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad in 1878 he consolidated control over most of the railroads in the Northwestern United States, becoming one of the wealthiest men in the country. Hill played a prominent role in expanding railroads into the Northwest, and was one of the first major businessmen to face prosecution under the Sherman Antitrust act.