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Submitted: 9/18/14 • Approved: 9/20/14 • Last Updated: 4/16/18 • R756448-G0-S3
Apr. 12, 1852
Dec. 30, 1932
Spouse: Margaret Elizabeth Hollins Hall (1858 - 1953)
Son of William Augustus Hall and nephew of Willard Preble Hall
Uriel Sebree Hall was born into a prestigious family on April 12, 1852. He was the son of William Augustus Hall who had moved to Randolph County in 1840 from Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Uriel was privately educated, and attended Mount Pleasant College in Huntsville. He founded an academy at Prairie Hill, Missouri and served as superintendent of schools in Moberly. He was admitted to the Bar in 1879, but in 1885 took up farming near Hubbard, Missouri. He entered politics in the early 1890s, and served as U.S. Congressman from March 4, 1893 to March 3, 1897. He declined to run for office again in 1896. Following leaving office he served as President of Pritchett College in Glasgow, Missouri until 1901. In 1918 he founded the Hall West Point-Annapolis Coaching School which he served as president of until his retirement in 1930. He died December 20, 1932 and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Moberly, MO.
A Representative from Missouri; born near Huntsville, Randolph County, Mo., April 12, 1852; was tutored privately and was graduated from Mount Pleasant College, Huntsville, Mo., in 1873; served as superintendent of schools at Moberly, Mo.; founded an academy at Prairie Hill, Mo., and served as its president; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1879 and practiced in Moberly, Randolph County, Mo., until 1885, when he engaged in agricultural pursuits near Hubbard, Mo.; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1896; president of Pritchett College, Glasgow, Mo., 1897-1901; moved to Columbia, Mo., in 1918 and founded the Hall West Point-Annapolis Coaching School, serving as its president and supervisor from 1918 to 1930, when he retired; died in Columbia, Mo., December 30, 1932; interment in Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Mo. bioguide.congress.gov
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