Lawrence W. Hall

Lawrence Washington Hall (* 1819 in Lake County, Ohio; † January 18, 1863 in Bucyrus, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1857 and 1859 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Lawrence Hall attended until 1839 the Hudson College. After a subsequent law degree in 1843 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began in 1844 to work in Bucyrus in this profession. From 1845 to 1851 he was a prosecutor in Crawford County; 1852 to 1857, he served as an appellate judge. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1856 Hall was the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Cooper K. Watson on March 4, 1857. Since he has not been confirmed in 1858, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1859. This was marked by the events leading up to the Civil War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Lawrence Hall practiced as a lawyer again. In 1862 he was arrested and imprisoned for lack of loyalty to the Union. He died on January 18, 1863 in Bucyrus.