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Thomas Hall (North Dakota politician)

Thomas Hall (June 6, 1869 – December 4, 1958) was a United States Republican politician who served in the United States House of Representatives. He also served as the North Dakota Secretary of State for two different periods, each lasting 12 years.

Thomas Hall
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Thomas Hall
7th and 11th North Dakota Secretary of State
In office
1913–1924
GovernorL. B. Hanna
Lynn Frazier
Preceded byPatrick D. Norton
Succeeded byRobert Byrne
In office
1943–1954
GovernorJohn Moses
Fred G. Aandahl
Clarence Norman Brunsdale
Preceded byHerman Thorson
Succeeded byBen Meier
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Dakota's 2nd district
In office
November 4, 1924 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byGeorge M. Young
Succeeded byDistrict inactive
Personal details
BornJune 6, 1869
Cliff Mine, Michigan
DiedDecember 4, 1958 (aged 89)
Bismarck, North Dakota
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

Thomas Hall was born in Cliff Mine, Michigan. He came to North Dakota with his parents in 1883, and was educated in Stutsman County schools and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.[1] He served as the Secretary of State of North Dakota from 1913 to 1924. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives from North Dakota to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of George M. Young and served from November 4, 1924 to March 3, 1933. He was again Secretary of State of North Dakota from 1943 until 1954, when he retired. He was the oldest Secretary of State to serve the state when he left office at age 85. He died in Bismarck, North Dakota in 1958 at age 89.

FamilyEdit

Hall was married to Anna M. Grafstein of Jamestown on September 1, 1897. She died on September 28, 1944. They had four children; Richard Hall, Lucille Blunt, Ellen Hornthal, and Edna Rumreich.

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

  • United States Congress. "Thomas Hall (id: H000071)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ North Dakota Blue Book, 1954

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Political offices
Preceded by
Patrick D. Norton
Secretary of State of North Dakota
1913–1924
Succeeded by
Robert Byrne
Preceded by
Herman Thorson
Secretary of State of North Dakota
1943–1954
Succeeded by
Ben Meier
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George M. Young
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from North Dakota's 2nd congressional district

1924–1933
Succeeded by
James H. Sinclair