HALL, Homer William, (1870 - 1954)


HALL, Homer William, a Representative from Illinois; born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ill., July 22, 1870; moved with his parents to Bloomington, Ill., in 1876; attended the public schools and Illinois Wesleyan University at Bloomington; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1892 and commenced practice in Bloomington, Ill.; engaged in banking and was also interested in agricultural pursuits; county judge of McLean County 1909-1914, probate judge 1909-1914, and master in chancery 1916-1918; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; resumed the practice of law and agricultural pursuits; again elected as county judge of McLean County, in 1934, and served until his retirement in 1942; died in Bloomington, Ill., September 22, 1954; interment in Park Hill Cemetery.