Willis Hall (New York)
He was the son of Rev. Nathaniel Hall (1764–1820) and Hannah Emerson Hall (1773–1832). He graduated from Yale College in 1824, studied law in New York City and Litchfield, Connecticut. He was admitted to the bar in 1827, and practiced in Mobile, Alabama from 1827 to 1831, and then in New York City.
He was a Whig member of the New York State Assembly from New York County in 1838, and from Albany County in 1843. He was New York State Attorney General from 1839 to 1842, elected by the New York State Legislature after the Whigs obtained the majority at the 1838 elections.
In 1847, he was elected Corporation Counsel of New York City. In 1848, he opposed the nomination of General Zachary Taylor as the Whig candidate for the presidency and supported Henry Clay, and retired from professional and political life after Clay's defeat. He resigned as Corporation Counsel in May 1849, and Henry E. Davies was appointed to fill the vacancy.
Hall married Helen Haudley.
- www.famousamericans.net/willishall/ Bio from Appleton's Encyclopedia, at Famous Americans
-  Political Graveyard
- Google Book A Centurial history of the Mendon Association of Congregational Ministers by Rev. Mortimer Blake (short bio on page 245, Boston, 1853)
-  List of New York Attorneys General, at Office of the NYSAG
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