Joshua G. Hall

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Joshua Gilman Hall
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Frank Jones
Succeeded by Martin Alonzo Haynes
Mayor of Dover, New Hampshire
In office
Preceded by William E. Estes
Succeeded by Eli V. Brewster
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Personal details
Born November 5, 1828
Wakefield, New Hampshire
Died October 31, 1898 (aged 79)
Dover, New Hampshire
Resting place Pine Hill Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan E Bigelow Hall
Children Grace B Hall Cook
Susan Gertrude Hall Sawyer
Dwight Hall
Parents Joshua G. Hall
Betsey Plumer
Alma mater Dartmouth College

Joshua Gilman Hall (November 5, 1828 –October 31, 1898) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Early life[edit]

Born in Wakefield, Carroll Counthy, New Hampshire, Hall attended Gilmanton Academy, and in 1851 was graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover. He studied law with Daniel M. Christie and was admitted to the bar in 1855, practicing in Wakefield and Dover, New Hampshire.[1]


Hall served as solicitor of Strafford County, 1862–1874, and as mayor of Dover in 1866 and 1867. He was a member of the New Hampshire Senate in 1871 and 1872, and he served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1874. He was the United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire from April 1874 to February 1879.

Elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and Forty-seventh Congresses, Hall was United States Representative for the state of New Hampshire from (March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1883).[2] Subsequently, he resumed the practice of law.


Hall died in Dover, Strafford County, New Hampshire on October 31, 1898 (age 69 years, 360 days). He is interred at Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover.

Family life[edit]

On November 16, 1861, Hall married S. Lizzie Bigelow and they had three children, Grace, Susan, and Dwight.[3]


  1. ^ Lewis Publishing Company. Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 3. Lewis Publishing Company, 1908 - New Hampshire. p. 1254. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Granite Monthly: A New Hampshire Magazine, Volume 1. 1878 Harvard University. pp. 321–323. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ Willey, George Franklyn. State Builders: An Illustrated Historical and Biographical Record of the State of New Hampshire at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century. The New Hampshire Publishing Corporation, 1903 - New Hampshire. pp. 382–383. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank Jones
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 1st congressional district

March 4, 1879–March 4, 1883
Succeeded by
Martin Alonzo Haynes

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website