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Robert Samuel HALL

(1879-1941)

HALL, Robert Samuel, a Representative from Mississippi; born in Williamsburg, Covington County, Miss., March 10, 1879; attended the common schools of Williamsburg and Hattiesburg, Miss.; taught school in Hancock County, Miss., in 1894; was graduated from Millsaps College, Jackson, Miss., in 1898; owned and edited the Hattiesburg Citizen 1895-1900 and 1920-1925; was graduated from the law department of Millsaps College in 1900; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Hattiesburg; member of the State senate 1906-1908; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1908; prosecuting attorney of Forrest County 1910-1912; district attorney of the twelfth judicial district from 1912 to 1918 and circuit judge of that district from 1918 to 1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1933); chairman, Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation (Seventy-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; employed in the legal division of the Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C., from 1933 until his death in Arlington, Va., June 10, 1941; interment in the Old City Cemetery, Hattiesburg, Miss.

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

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