Robert Bernard HALL, Congress, MA (1812-1868)


HALL, Robert Bernard, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Boston, Mass., January 28, 1812; entered the Boston Latin School in 1822; studied theology in New Haven in 1833 and 1834 and was ordained to the ministry, first as a Congregationalist and then as an Episcopalian; was one of the twelve original members of Garrisonâs Anti-Slavery Society in 1832; moved to Plymouth, Mass.; served in the State senate in 1855; elected as the candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and reelected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1859); delegate to the Union Convention at Philadelphia in 1866; died in Plymouth, Mass., April 15, 1868; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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