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Sam Blakeley HALL, Jr.

(1924-1994)

HALL, Sam Blakeley, Jr., a Representative from Texas; born in Marshall, Harrison County, Tex., January 11, 1924; graduated from Marshall public schools, 1940; A.A., College of Marshall (now East Texas Baptist University), Marshall, Tex., 1942; attended University of Texas Law School, 1942-1943; graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Tex., 1946; LL.B., Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex.,1948; United States Air Force, 1943-1945; admitted to the Texas bar in 1948; lawyer, private practice; unsuccessful candidate for the Eighty-Eighth Congress in 1962; chair, Marshall Board of Education, 1972-1976; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Wright Patman; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (June 19, 1976-May 27, 1985); resigned on May 27, 1985 for appointment to U.S. judge for the Eastern District of Texas; died on April 10, 1994, in Marshall, Tex.

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

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