Clint Hill Served Five Presidents and is Noted Author of 'Five Days in November' and 'Mrs. Kennedy and Me'
ALEXANDRIA, VA – For sale in Alexandria, Virginia is the home owned by retired famed Secret Service Agent Clinton Hill, who received the nation’s highest civilian award for bravery and is credited with saving Jaqueline Kennedy’s life during the tragic events leading to the assassination of JFK.
As First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s primary Secret Service agent, Hill was riding on the running board of the follow-up car on November 22, 1963, behind the presidential limousine in the motorcade through Dallas. As shots were fired, Hill raced to the back of the president’s car to shield President and Mrs. Kennedy with his body.
Hill worked at the White House with five presidents—Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford. His Secret Service career spanned a turbulent time in history that included the U2 spy incident; the assassinations of JFK, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy; the Vietnam War; the Civil Rights movement; riots; the burning of major U.S. cities; Watergate; and the resignations of Vice President Spiro Agnew and President Richard M. Nixon. Through it all, Hill rose through the ranks of the Secret Service, retiring in 1975 as Assistant Director, responsible for all Protective Forces.
At the age of 78, he wrote Mrs. Kennedy and Me, a memoir of his four years with Jacqueline Kennedy that became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Two other bestsellers followed: Five Days in November, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, and in 2016, Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford.
His Alexandria Home
Hill and his wife bought their mid-century Alexandria ranch house at 1068 Chambliss Street in 1967 and raised their family there.
Now completely renovated, it is like new again and available for sale, represented by The Homes of Alexandria Team of Compass.
Built in 1958, the home is located on an expansive corner lot and boasts three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and newly reﬁnished hardwood ﬂoors throughout the main level. The kitchen boasts quartz countertops, new stainless steel appliances, and restored solid wood cabinets. The ﬁnished lower level is light and bright and leads out to the expansive 14,000+ SF corner lot. An attached garage and driveway provide convenient off-street parking. The property is offered at $599,900.