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David Hall (American politician)

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David Hall
Portion of photo from 1970 "Hall for Governor" campaign poster.
20th Governor of Oklahoma
In office
January 11, 1971 – January 13, 1975
LieutenantGeorge Nigh
Preceded byDewey F. Bartlett
Succeeded byDavid L. Boren
Personal details
Born(1930-10-20)October 20, 1930
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
DiedMay 6, 2016(2016-05-06) (aged 85)
San Diego, California, USA
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Jo Evans Hall
ResidenceLa Jolla, California
ProfessionLawyer and politician
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Air Force
Years of service1952–1954
Battles/warsKorean War

David Hall (October 20, 1930 – May 6, 2016) was an American Democratic politician. He served as the 20th Governor of Oklahoma from January 11, 1971 to January 13, 1975.

After leaving office, Hall was convicted of bribery and extortion. He became the first Oklahoma governor to be convicted of criminal acts committed during his tenure. He served 19 months of a three-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson.[1][2]

Hall died of a stroke in San Diego, California on May 6, 2016, aged 85.[3]


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  1. "The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Hall, C to D".
  2. "100 Years of Oklahoma Governors Biography". Archived from the original on 2016-04-23. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  3. Rick Green, "Former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall dies after stroke", The Oklahoman, May 6, 2016.