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Luther Egbert Hall
Governor of Louisiana

Preceded by Jared Y. Sanders
Governor by Election
Served May 20, 1912
Served May 15, 1916
Left Office by Term Ended
Succeeded by Ruffin G. Pleasant
August 30, 1869
Bastrop, Louisiana
November 6, 1921
New Orleans
Cause Heart attack
Age 52
Party Democratic
Education Washington & Lee College
Education Tulane University
Profession Lawyer
Spouse Julia Clara Wendel
Children 2
Religion Methodist
Burial Bastrop City Cemetery

1912 - 1916

Luther Egbert Hall, the 36th Governor of Louisiana died in 1921.  He is interred at Bastrop City Cemetery in Bastrop.

In 1889 he graduated from Washington and Lee College as valedictorian.  He then graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in law and was admitted to the Bar.

He practice law in Alexandria, served briefly in the State Senate, was elected judge in the Sixth Congressional District, chosen as Judge for the Court of Appeals for Northern Louisiana, and was elected to the Supreme Court of Louisiana in 1911.

He almost immediately resigned from the Supreme Court to run for governor in 1912 and was elected as Governor of Louisiana.  As Governor he fought for reassessment of taxation, improved levees and the port of New Orleans and reduced executive patronage.  After his constitutional one term limit as Governor, he became assistant Attorney-General of Louisiana in 1918.

Shortly before his death, he was running for a seat on the Louisiana Supreme Court.


Hall Family Site
Luther Egbert Hall's headstone is on the right side, the second from the gated fence.

Hall Family Name on the Gate

Also on the Gate

The Stewart Iron Works


Luther Egbert Hall
1869 - 1921
(Second stone on right side)

Julia Clara Wendel
Wife Of
Luther Egbert Hall

February 13, 1868
December 4, 1960
(First stone on right side)

Julia Clara Wendel headstone on the left.

Luther Egbert Hall headstone on the right.

Clara Wendel Hall
September 21, 1893
March 22, 1958
(Third stone on right side near the fence)

Mother of Luther Egbert Hall

Antoinette Newton
Wife Of
Bolling Cass Hall
Born Mar. 20, 1850
Died Dec. 28, 1945
(first stone on the left side)

Father of Luther Egbert Hall

Bolling Cass Hall
Died Dec. 17, 1915
(second stone on the left side)

Ethel May Hall
1876 - 1904
(third stone on the left side)

Katherine Armstrong
Died Nov. 23, 1903
(fourth stone on the left side)

Outside of the Luther Hall fenced area begins these Hall members.


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