Richard Hall (politician)

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Richard Hall (April 30, 1855 – March 29, 1918[1]) was an American-born insurance agent, wholesale coal merchant and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Victoria City in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1898 to 1907 as a Liberal.

He was born in San Francisco, the son of Richard Hall and Sarah Dunderdale, who were both natives of Lancashire, England. Hall was educated in Victoria, British Columbia. For a time, he worked in the dry goods trade and then as a purser on a steamboat. Hall entered the wholesale coal trade in 1882. He was also president of the Victoria Sealing Company. In 1887, Hall married Louisa Kinsman.[2] He was defeated when he ran for reelection to the assembly in 1907.[3] Hall died in Victoria.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  2. ^ Gosnell, R. Edward (1906). A history; British Columbia. pp. 555–6. Retrieved 2011-08-27. 
  3. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986". Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.