Joshua Hall

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This article is about the Maine Governor. For the New Hampshire Representative, see Joshua G. Hall.
Joshua Hall
8th Governor of Maine
In office
January 6, 1830 – February 9, 1830
Preceded by Nathan Cutler
Succeeded by Jonathan G. Hunton
9th President of the
Maine Senate
In office
1830–1830
Preceded by Nathan Cutler
Succeeded by F.O.J. Smith
Member of the
Maine Senate
Personal details
Born October 22, 1768
Lewes, Delaware
Died December 25, 1862 (aged 94)
Profession Methodist minister

Joshua Hall (October 22, 1768, Lewes, Delaware – December 25, 1862) was a Maine legislator who served as the eighth Governor of Maine for 34 days in 1830.

Hall, a Methodist minister in Frankfort, was elected to the Maine Senate in 1830 and was chosen as President of the Maine Senate. After Governor Enoch Lincoln died in office, he was succeeded by the then Maine Senate president Nathan Cutler. The Maine Supreme Court, however, ruled that Cutler could not remain in office as Governor past the expiration of his Senate term on January 6, 1830. Hall as the new President of the Maine Senate was then sworn in as acting Governor, serving until the inauguration of Jonathan Hunton on February 9, 1830. Hall then retired from politics and returned to preaching.[1]

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  1. ^ Wyman, Mary Alice (1927), Two American Pioneers: Seba Smith and Elizabeth Oakes Smith, New York, New York: Columbia University Press, p. 40. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nathan Cutler
8th Governor of Maine
January 6, 1830 – February 9, 1830
Succeeded by
Jonathan Hunton
Preceded by
Nathan Cutler
9th President of the Maine Senate
Honorary titles
Preceded by
William Plumer
Oldest living United States governor
December 22, 1850 – December 25, 1862
Succeeded by
Joseph Ritner
Preceded by
William Plumer
Oldest United States governor ever
April 20, 1860 – November 4, 1890
Succeeded by
Nathaniel S. Berry


1830-1830

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