Darwin Hall

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Darwin Scott Hall (January 23, 1844 – February 23, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Minnesota; born in Mound Prairie, Town of Wheatland, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, January 23, 1844 (son of Erasmus D. Hall who served in the Wisconsin State Assembly); moved with his parents to Waukau, Wisconsin, in Winnebago County, in 1847, thence to Grand Rapids, Wisconsin, in 1856; attended the common schools, the local academy at Elgin, Illinois, and Markham’s Academy, Milwaukee, Wisconsin served as a private in Company K, 42nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War; settled near Birch Coulee, Renville County, Minnesota, in 1866 and engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1868; auditor of Renville County 1869 – 1873; clerk of the district court 1873 – 1878; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1876; editor of the Renville Times, which he founded in 1876.

His parents both died in 1878 of yellow fever in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.[1]

He was register of the United States land office at Benson, Minnesota, 1878 – 1886; served in the Minnesota Senate in 1886; elected as a Republican to the 51st congress, (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1890 to the 52nd congress; appointed chairman of the Chippewa Indian Commission by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891 and served until 1893 and again in 1897; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1892; member of the board of managers of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society 1905 – 1910; again a member of the state senate in 1906; engaged in agricultural pursuits near Olivia, Renville County, Minnesota, until his death there on February 23, 1919;[2] interment in Olivia Cemetery.


  1. ^ Our Own Reporter. "Fell Victims: Death of Pioneer Couple of this County in Mississippi" Oshkosh Daily Northwestern October 2, 1878
  2. ^ "Former Congressman Dies". Belvidere Daily Republican. February 24, 1919. p. 3. Retrieved February 26, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication - free to read
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
John L. MacDonald
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 3rd congressional district
1889 – 1891
Succeeded by
Osee M. Hall