Nathan W. Hale

Nathan Wesley Hale (* February 11, 1860 in Gate City, Scott County, Virginia; † September 16, 1941 in Alhambra, California ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1909 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Nathan Hale attended the public schools in Nicholasville and Kingsley Academy in Tennessee. In 1876 he was at the age of 16 years of primary school teachers in Hales 's Mill ( Virginia). In 1878 he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where he worked in a nursery and in the haberdashery business. He was also engaged in farming and in the banking industry. Politically, Hale joined the Republican Party. Between 1891 and 1893 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee; 1893 to 1895 he was a member of the State Senate. In 1902 he applied unsuccessfully to have his party's nomination for election to Congress.

In the congressional elections of 1904, he was then in the second electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry R. Gibson on March 4, 1905. After a re-election in 1906 he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1909 two legislative sessions. In 1908, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. In the same year he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate. From 1908 to 1912 Hale was a member of the Republican National Committee. Since 1909 he lived in Los Angeles where he worked in the oil and real estate business. There he spent the last 30 years of his life. He died on September 16, 1941 in Alhambra, near Los Angeles.