David Hall (Oklahoma governor)

David Hall ( born October 20, 1930 in Oklahoma City ) is a retired American politician (Democratic Party). He was from 1971 to 1975 the 20th Governor of the State of Oklahoma.

Early years and political rise

David Hall studied until 1952 at the University of Oklahoma. In 1959, a law degree followed at the University of Tulsa. Between 1952 and 1954 he was in the U.S. Air Force.

Between 1959 and 1962, Hall was deputy district attorney in Tulsa County. After that he was in this district until 1966 the prosecutor. In 1966 he applied unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for the office of governor. Four years later, he had more success. He was not only nominated by his party as the leading candidate, but also won the election against the Republican incumbent Dewey F. Bartlett with today scarcest lead in the history of Oklahoma. Hall came to 338 338 votes ( 48.4 percent), Bartlett on 336 157 ( 48.1 percent).

Governor of Oklahoma

David Hall took up his new post on January 11, 1971. The focus of his tenure were the school policy and the further expansion of roads. Governor Hall was also on the board of the National Governors Association. In 1974, Hall sought unsuccessfully to his re-election. He received in the primaries in third place behind Clem McSpadden and David L. Boren only 27 percent of the vote and therefore different in January 1975 from his office of.

Only three days after the end of his term he was charged with criminal machinations during his tenure and later sentenced to three years in prison, of which he had to serve 19 months in Tucson (Arizona ). After that, he was excluded from the Bar Association. Hall then moved to La Jolla, California, where he was engaged in trade. He is currently working on an autobiography. David Hall has three children with his wife Jo Evans.