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Edwin Arthur Hall (February 11, 1909 – October 18, 2004) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Edwin Arthur Hall
Edwin A. Hall.jpg
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from New York
In office
November 7, 1939 – January 3, 1953
Preceded byBert Lord
Succeeded byW. Sterling Cole
(redistricting)
Constituency34th district (1939–45)
37th district (1945–53)
Personal details
Born(1909-02-11)February 11, 1909
Binghamton, New York, U.S.
DiedOctober 18, 2004(2004-10-18) (aged 95)
Montrose, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
RelationsJohn A. Collier (great-grandfather)
Alma materCornell University

Hall was born in Binghamton, New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1931, and was involved in several Binghamton-area businesses, including banking and construction. He was a member of the Binghamton City Council from 1937 until 1939. Hall was elected to Congress in 1939 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Bert Lord and served from November 7, 1939 until January 3, 1953.

From 1953 to 1954 he was administrative assistant to New York State Assembly member Richard H. Knauf, and in 1955 and 1956 he was employed by the New York State Civil Service Commission. From 1957 to 1958 he was a member of the staff of the New York State Soil Conservation Service.

Hall then relocated to Pennsylvania and served on the Silver Lake School District Board from 1962 to 1965 and the Montrose Area School District Board from 1965 to 1971.

Hall died in Montrose, Pennsylvania on October 18, 2004. At the time of his death, he was the last living congressman to have served in the 1930s. He was buried at Quaker Lake Cemetery in Brackney.

He was the great-grandson of United States Representative John A. Collier.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Edwin Arthur Hall (id: H000050)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Edwin Arthur Hall at Find a Grave
  • Edwin Arthur Hall at Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Bert Lord
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 34th congressional district

1939–1945
Succeeded by
Clarence E. Kilburn
Preceded by
W. Sterling Cole
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 37th congressional district

1945–1953
Succeeded by
W. Sterling Cole
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Carl Curtis
Most Senior Living U.S. Representative
(Sitting or Former)

January 24, 2000 – October 18, 2004
Succeeded by
Bryan Dorn
George Smathers