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George HALL

(1770-1840)

HALL, George, a Representative from New York; born in Cheshire, New Haven County, Conn., May 12, 1770; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Onondaga County, N.Y.; moved to Onondaga, N.Y., in 1802 and continued the practice of law; postmaster of Onondaga Hollow in 1802; surrogate of Onondaga County 1800-1822; supervisor in 1811 and 1812; justice of the peace 1818-1822; member of the State assembly in 1816 and 1817; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; resumed the practice of law; died in Onondaga Valley, N.Y., March 20, 1840; interment in Onondaga Valley Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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