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Hall, George Edgar

(born: January 10, 1889  -  died: May 24, 1931) 

Born in Greenville, KY, George Edgar Hall was a lawyer and he was the YMCA Secretary in Washington D. C. in 1918, according to his passport application (Ancestry). He served overseas with the YMCA during World War I. During the war, the YMCA worked with soldiers and the prisoners of war providing recreation, library services, and religious services.

Once the war was over, George E. Hall would be named to the  Board of Management of the 135th Street YMCA. He would leave the YMCA, and on February 1, 1929, Hall was appointed Assistant District Attorney of New York County, NY.

He was a 1921 graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor of Law degree. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  In 1924, Hall earned the Doctor of Jurisprudence from New York University. He was a partner in the New York law firm Dyett, Hall, and Patterson [Thomas B. Dyett and William L. Patterson]. 

George E. Hall was the son of James Henderson Hall and Elizabeth Elliot Hall and the husband of Laura Pearce Hall. He died in Bridgeton, NJ and is buried in the Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery (Ancestry).

For more see Born in Greenville, KY, George Edgar Hall was a lawyer and he was the YMCA Secretary in Washington D. C. in 1918, according to his passport application (Ancestry). He served overseas with the YMCA during World War I. During the war, the YMCA worked with soldiers and the prisoners of war providing recreation, library services, and religious services.

Once the war was over, George E. Hall would be named to the  Board of Management of the 135th Street YMCA. He would leave the YMCA, and on February 1, 1929, Hall was appointed Assistant District Attorney of New York County, NY.

He was a 1921 graduate of Howard University with a Bachelors of Law degree. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.  In 1924, Hall earned the doctor of jurisprudence from New York University. He was a partner in the New York law firm Dyett, Hall, and Patterson [Thomas B. Dyett and William L. Patterson]. The firm specialized in civil rights cases, one of which was the Scottsboro case.

George E. Hall was the son of James Henderson Hall and Elizabeth Elliot Hall and the husband of Laura Pearce Hall. He died in Bridgeton, NJ and is buried in the Gouldtown Memorial Park Cemetery (Ancestry).

For more see Summary of World War Work of the American YMCA by the National War Work Council, Y.M.C.A. of the United States, 1920; The YMCA and WWI, a University of Minnesota libguide; Who's Who in Colored America, 1928-29; the George Edgar Hall entry in the catalog of the Howard University Bulletin, vol. 1, issue 1, June 1921, p. 250 [available full text at Google Book Search]; "Assistant District Attorney George E. Hall dies in New Jersey," The New York Age, 5/30/1931, p. 2.

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