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P.W. Hall

P.W. Hall
Full Name: Phidello William Hall
Birth date: March 1838
Death date: May 11, 1888

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 13th (1) (2) (7) & 12th (3) (4) (5) (6) Legislatures
    2/8/1870 - 1/13/1874
    Radical Republican
(1) Entire Senate went up for reelection due to Senatorial redistricting. Act passed Apr. 24, 1873 [presented to Governor May 1, 1873 and became law without his signature], 13th Legislature, R.S., ch. 35, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) Included on roster of members of the 13th Legislature as a Republican. Directory of the Members of the Thirteenth Legislature of the State of Texas 1873.
(3) Name listed P.W. Hall. House Journal .
(4) Name listed Phidello W. Hall. Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 1962.
(5) 12th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Drawing for Terms of Office, 5/2/1870, pp. 51-52. Drew 6-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) Party affiliation, Radical. Roster of members, 12th Legislature, 1870. Texas Almanac for . . . and Emigrant's Guide to Texas .
(7) "Returning radicals [to the 13th Legislature] were Thomas H. Baker, Webster Flanagan, S.W. Ford, Albert J. Fountain, Matthew Gaines, Phidello W. Hall, Henry Rawson, George T. Ruby, William A. Saylor, and Robert P. Tendick," p. 145. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889 1999.

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. P.W. Hall, DeGolyer Library, SMU, Lawrence T. Jones III Collection.

Other Resources

  • Ancestral file lists Phidello William Hall - born in 1838 in Kentucky; died 5/11/1888 in Cottonwood, Callahan, TX; wives Sallie Glascock and Corine Vansickles. FamilySearch .
  • P.W. Hall - date of birth 3/1838, date of death 5/11/1888; "Age 50 years, 2 months & 3 days." Interment in Old Cottonwood Cemetery, Cottonwood, Callahan County, TX. Includes headstone photo. Find a Grave .
  • Description of the gubernatorial election of 1869, including charges of voter fraud and intimidation in Robertson County, Texas, pp. 141-146, Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. Google Books .
  • Census of 1870 lists PW Hall of Travis County - lawyer, 32 years old, born in Kentucky around 1838; wife Corina. HeritageQuest Online .
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