Durward Gorham Hall

Durward Gorham Hall ( born September 14, 1910 in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, † March 15, 2001 in Albany, Oregon ) was an American politician. Between 1961 and 1973 he represented the State of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Durward Hall attended until 1926, the Greenwood High School, which is the Southwest Missouri State University affiliated in Springfield. Then he studied until 1930 at the city's Drury College. After a subsequent study of medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago and his 1934 was admitted as a doctor Hall began to work in his new profession. During the Second World War he served in the medical service of the United States Army. Later he became one of the physicians of the Army Reserve.

Politically, he was a member of the Republican Party. In 1964 he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in San Francisco, was nominated for the Barry Goldwater as its presidential candidate. In the congressional elections of 1960, Hall was in the seventh election district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Harrison Brown on January 3, 1961. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1973 six legislative periods. These were shaped by the events of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War. During this time, the 23rd, the 24th, the 25th and the 26th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1972, Hall gave up another Congress candidate. Later, he was co-founder and from 1973 to 1981 curator of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda (Maryland). Hall was also a member of the medical faculty of Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg ( Florida). He died on 15 March 2001 in Albany ( Oregon) and was buried in Springfield, where he had spent his twilight years.