1986 – Washington, DC
Carla Anderson Hills received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her law degree from Yale University. She served for three years as Assistant United States Attorney, Civil Division, Los Angeles and co-founded a Los Angeles law firm where she was a partner from 1962-1974. While living in California, she served as president of both the Federal Bar Association and the Women Lawyers Association in Los Angeles. Mrs. Hills served as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford Administration and, in 1974 and 1975, was Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice. In 1976, Time magazine named her as one of Ten Women of the Year. She has been chairman of the Urban Institute and was a trustee of the Rand Corporation, 1982-1987. In 1981- 1982, she served as vice-chairman of President Reagan’s Commission on Defense Management. She has served as a trustee of the Brookings Institute and as a member of the Trilateral Commission. She has been active in the American Bar Association, serving as chairman of the Section of Antitrust Law in 1982-1983 and as chairman of the Conference of Section Chairmen. In 1989, Ambassador Hills was appointed by President Bush to his Cabinet to serve as the U.S. Trade Representative. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband, Roderick M. Hills. They have four children.