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Hall, George Edgar

(born: January 10, 1889  -  died: May 24, 1931) Born in Greenville, KY, George Edgar Hall 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. In New York, he was on the Board of Management of the 135th Street YMCA. 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]. 

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 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]; and "Assistant District Attorney George E. Hall dies in New Jersey," The New York Age, 5/30/1931, p. 2.

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