William HALL, Congress, TN (1775-1856)


HALL, William, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Surry County, N.C., February 11, 1775; attended the country schools; moved with his parents to New River, N.C., in 1779 and to Sumner County, Tenn., in 1785 and engaged in agricultural pursuits; served in the State house of representatives 1797-1805; brigadier general in the War of 1812; served under Jackson in the Creek War and against the British; member of the State senate 1821-1829, and served as speaker 1827-1829; served as Governor of Tennessee in 1829, succeeding Gov. Sam Houston; major general of militia; elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-second Congress (March 4, 1831-March 3, 1833); resumed agricultural pursuits; died on his farm, “Locust Land,” near Castalian Springs, Sumner County, Tenn., October 7, 1856; interment in the family cemetery on his farm.

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