Lawrence M. Hall

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Lawrence M. Hall, Sr.
Hall in 1935
40th Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
January 1939 – January 4, 1949
Preceded by Harold H. Barker
Succeeded by John A. Hartle
Minnesota State Representative from the 15th District
In office
January 1935 – January 1949
Personal details
Born (1908-05-20)May 20, 1908
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Died February 28, 1973(1973-02-28) (aged 64)
Political party Nonpartisan Conservative Caucus
Spouse(s) Margaret Sullivan
Children Lawrence Jr., Judith, Virginia, and Debbie
Residence Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Alma mater St. John's University
Georgetown Law School
Profession Lawyer

Lawrence M. Hall (May 20, 1908 in St. Cloud, Minnesota – February 28, 1973) was a Minnesota Democratic politician and is the longest-serving Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1934, and was affiliated with the Democrats, although the legislature was at the time a nonpartisan body. In 1939, he joined with the Conservative Caucus, and was elected to serve as speaker, a position he held for ten years.

Hall left the legislature in 1949. He worked as a lobbyist, before joining the Metropolitan Airports Commission in 1953. He would remain with the body until August 1972, eventually becoming chair of the organization.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by
Harold H. Barker
Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives
Succeeded by
John A. Hartle