Luther E. Hall

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Luther E. Hall
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Luther E. Hall
35th Governor of Louisiana
In office
May 14, 1912 – May 9, 1916
Lieutenant Thomas C. Barrett
Preceded by Jared Y. Sanders
Succeeded by Ruffin Pleasant
Personal details
Born (1869-08-30)August 30, 1869
Bastrop, Louisiana
Died November 6, 1921(1921-11-06) (aged 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting place Bastrop City Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julia Clara Wendel
Alma mater Tulane University
Occupation Lawyer

Luther Egbert Hall (August 30, 1869 – November 6, 1921) was the 35th Governor of Louisiana from 1912 to 1916. Prior to that, he was a State Senator from 1898 to 1900, a State District Judge from 1900 to 1906, and State Appellate Judge from 1906 to 1911. Before his death, he was Assistant Attorney General from 1918 to 1921.[1]

In becoming governor, he defeated James B. Aswell, the former president of Northwestern State University (then the Louisiana State Normal College) in Natchitoches in the Democratic primary.[2]

Hall died on November 6, 1921 of a heart attack while campaigning for a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court, and is interred at Bastrop City Cemetery in Bastrop.


  1. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Luther E. Hall Historical Marker". 
  2. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State. "Luther Hall Biography". 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jared Y. Sanders
Governor of Louisiana
Succeeded by
Ruffin Pleasant