Thomas H. Hall

Thomas H. Hall ( * June 1773 in Prince George County, Virginia; † June 30, 1853 in Tarboro, North Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1817 and 1835 he represented two times the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Hall studied medicine and practiced afterwards in Tarboro as a doctor. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1816 he was in the third constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of James West Clark on March 4, 1817. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1823 three legislative periods. In 1824, he was not confirmed. In the 1820s Hall joined the movement to the later U.S. President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the founded this in 1828 the Democratic Party.

In the elections of 1826 he was elected again in the third district of his state in Congress. After three re- elections, he was able to spend up to March 3rd, 1835 four other legislative periods. Since the inauguration of Andrew Jackson as the seventh U.S. president (1829-1837) was discussed within and outside the Congress vehemently about its policy. It was about the controversial enforcement of the Indian Removal Act, the conflict with the State of South Carolina, which culminated in the Nullifikationskrise, and banking policy of the President. From 1827 to 1829 Hall was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Ministry of Finance. He then headed to 1833 the Committee for the control of public expenditure.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Hall practiced as a lawyer again. He also worked in agriculture. In 1836 he was elected to the Senate from North Carolina. Thomas Hall died on June 30, 1853 in Tarboro.