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Philo HALL

(1865-1938)

HALL, Philo, a Representative from South Dakota; born in Wilton, Waseca County, Minn., December 31, 1865; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1887 and commenced practice in Brookings, Dak. (now South Dakota); prosecuting attorney for Brookings County 1892-1898; member of the State senate 1901-1903; attorney general of South Dakota 1902-1906; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1909); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1908 to the Sixty-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1923; died in Brookings, S.Dak., October 7, 1938; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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

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