Photos And News Clipping For Judge Errol S. Hall, Circa 1936


Photos And News Clipping For Judge Errol S. Hall, Circa 1936


Photo and a Boston Globe news clipping, with photo, for Judge Errol S. Hall Circa 1936. Photo Size: 8"x10" Clipping Size: 4"x11"

Article text reads:

SHOE WORKER WHO STUDIED NIGHTS NOW SITS AS JUDGE Family of Four Children Reared by Errol S. Hall While Mastering Law at
Farmington, N H

Special Dispatch to the Globe FARMINGTON, N H, Jan 4—Appointment of attorney Errol S. Hall as judge of Municipal Court here proves again that midnight oil and ambition is a powerful combination. The new judge was recommended for the post, to succeed Judge Albert H. Wiggin—retired because of the age limit of 70—by Gov H. Styles Bridges early in November. His appointment was confirmed at the Nov 19 meeting and went into effect Nov 30.

Today Judge Hall recalled his experience as a worker on a farm and in shoe factories before he passed the bar examinations. He was born in this town, a son of John S. and Frances (Davidson) Hall, and attended grammar and High School here. Later he spent a year in a Boston business school.

From 1909 to 1923 he spent his time working, carrying on law study in his spare time. In 1923, despite the fact he was supporting a family of five by "pulling leather" all day long in the Paul J. Richards Shoe Company factory here, he dug into an intensive law study course with a correspondence school.

For nine months a year, five days a week, he burned his mid-night oil, with four or five hours of study every night. As a result he was ready to take the New Hampshire bar examinations just two years later. However, because of the Granite State law requiring three years of study before taking the examination, he spent a third year carrying on a complete review of the course.

Then, in 1926, he left home one day without saying a word to any one, went to Concord and took the examination, in company with 27 others, most of them college and law school graduates. He came home and kept mum about it until the names of the seven successful candidates were published

He has been practicing law ever since, before state, as well as Federal courts, in this state. ' In 1930 he was elected Strafford County solicitor, but was defeated for reelection the next year. The only other office he has held is that of Select¬man of Farmington.

He makes his home here on East Grove st with Mrs Hall and the four children, Charles, Marjorie, Jeanette and Shirley.



Photo:Unknown-Clipping: Boston Globe


Circa 1936


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Photo:Unknown-Clipping: Boston Globe, “Photos And News Clipping For Judge Errol S. Hall, Circa 1936,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed December 3, 2022,

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