|25th Governor of Vermont|
October 10, 1858 – October 12, 1860
|Preceded by||Ryland Fletcher|
|Succeeded by||Erastus Fairbanks|
|Member of the |
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st district
January 1, 1833 – March 3, 1843
|Preceded by||Jonathan Hunt|
|Succeeded by||Solomon Foot|
|Member of the Vermont House of Representatives|
|Born||July 20, 1795|
|Died||December 18, 1885 (aged 90)|
|Spouse(s)||Dolly Tuttle Davis|
|Profession||Lawyer / Judge / Politician|
Hall was born in Bennington, Vermont. He attended the common schools, studied law with Bennington attorney Marshall Carter, and was admitted to the bar in 1819 and commenced practice in Bennington. He married Dolly Tuttle Davis on October 27, 1818, and they had seven children; Marshall Carter (known as M. Carter); Eliza Davis; Henry Davis; Hiland Hubbard; Nathaniel Blatchley; Laura Van Der Spiegle; John Van Der Spiegle; and Charles.
Hiland Hall originally owned the land where the Park-McCullough Historic House now stands, and sold it to Trenor Park in the 1860s so Park could have a home constructed on it. The Park-McCullough House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
Hall was elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Jonathan Hunt. He was re-elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Congresses and elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth through Twenty-seventh Congresses and served from January 1, 1833 to March 3, 1843. While in Congress he served as chairman of the Committee on Revolutionary Claims (Twenty-seventh Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1842.
Hall served as the State Bank Commissioner from 1843 to 1846. He was a judge of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1846 to 1850. He was the Second Comptroller of the Treasury from November 27, 1850 to September 10, 1851. He served as United States land commissioner for California from 1851 to 1854, and then returned to Vermont.
Death and legacyEdit
Hall died in Springfield, Massachusetts and is interred in the Old Bennington Cemetery. The Hiland Hall School in Bennington is named for him.
- United States Congress. "Hiland Hall (id: H000052)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Hiland Hall School
- Hiland Hall at Find a Grave
- National Governors Association
- Govtrack US Congress
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 1st congressional district
January 1, 1833 - March 3, 1843
| Governor of Vermont