Luther E. Hall

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Luther E. Hall
Luther Egbert Hall - Gouverneur von Louisiana.jpg
35th Governor of Louisiana
In office
May 14, 1912 – May 9, 1916
Lieutenant Thomas C. Barrett
Preceded by Jared Y. Sanders
Succeeded by Ruffin Pleasant
Member of the Louisiana Senate
In office
Personal details
Born (1869-08-30)August 30, 1869
Bastrop, Louisiana
Died November 6, 1921(1921-11-06) (aged 52)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Resting place Bastrop City Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Julia Clara Wendel
Alma mater Tulane University
Occupation Lawyer

Luther Egbert Hall (August 30, 1869 – November 6, 1921) was the 35th Governor of Louisiana from 1912 to 1916. Prior to that, he was a State Senator from 1898 to 1900, a State District Judge from 1900 to 1906, and State Appellate Judge from 1906 to 1911. Before his death, he was Assistant Attorney General from 1918 to 1921.[1]

In becoming governor, he defeated James B. Aswell, the former president of Northwestern State University (then the Louisiana State Normal College) in Natchitoches in the Democratic primary.[2]

Hall's private secretary was Robert Roberts, Jr., a native of Union Parish who served as mayor of both Farmerville and Minden, state representative for Webster Parish, and judge of the 26th Judicial District from 1920 to 1925. Hall appointed Roberts to a two-year vacancy on the Louisiana Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in Shreveport.[3]

Hall died on November 6, 1921 of a heart attack while campaigning for a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court. He is interred at Bastrop City Cemetery in Bastrop.


  1. ^ Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Luther E. Hall Historical Marker". 
  2. ^ Louisiana Secretary of State. "Luther Hall Biography". 
  3. ^ Henry E. Chambers, "Robert Roberts, Jr.", A History of Louisiana, Vol. 2 (Chicago and New York City, American Historical Society, Inc., 1925), pp. 21-22

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jared Y. Sanders
Governor of Louisiana
Succeeded by
Ruffin Pleasant