Thomas Hall (politician)

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Thomas Hall
7th and 11th North Dakota Secretary of State
In office
1913–1924
Preceded by Patrick D. Norton
Succeeded by Robert Byrne
In office
1943–1954
Preceded by Herman Thorson
Succeeded by Ben Meier
Personal details
Born June 6, 1869
Cliff Mine, Michigan
Died December 4, 1958
Bismarck, North Dakota
Political party Republican

Thomas Hall (June 6, 1869 – December 4, 1958) was a United States Republican politician who served in the United States House of Representatives. He also served as the North Dakota Secretary of State for two different periods, each lasting 12 years.

Biography[edit]

Thomas Hall was born in Cliff Mine, Michigan. He came to North Dakota with his parents in 1883, and was educated in Stutsman County schools and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.[1] He served as the Secretary of State of North Dakota from 1913 to 1924. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Young and served from November 4, 1924 to March 3, 1933. He was again Secretary of State of North Dakota from 1943 until 1954, when he retired. He was the oldest Secretary of State to serve the state when he left office at age 85. He died in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1958 at age 89.

Family[edit]

Hall was married to Anna M. Grafstein of Jamestown on September 1, 1897. She died on September 28, 1944. They had four children; Richard Hall, Lucille Blunt, Ellen Hornthal, and Edna Rumreich.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ North Dakota Blue Book, 1954

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick D. Norton
Secretary of State of North Dakota
1913–1924
Succeeded by
Robert Byrne
Preceded by
Herman Thorson
Secretary of State of North Dakota
1943–1954
Succeeded by
Ben Meier
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 2nd congressional district

1924–1933
Succeeded by
James H. Sinclair