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Jonathan C. Hall (1854-1855)

Justice

Jonathan C. Hall

Served on the Iowa Supreme Court from February 15, 1854, when he was appointed to fill the vacancy occasioned by the retirement of John F. Kinney, until January 15, 1855.

Born in Batavia County, New York, February 27, 1808. After attending Wyoming Academy in New York he engaged in surveying, then studied law at Albany. He first practiced law at Cleveland and Mt. Vernon in Ohio, In 1840 he came to Iowa and practiced at Mt. Pleasant and Burlington.

He was a member of the Eighth and Eighth Extra General Assemblies and of the Constitutional Convention of 1857, As a member of the convention he was the author of the constitutional provision for the present public school system. He was also one of the founders of Iowa Wesleyan College. Justice Hall is credited with the responsibility of the publication of the Code Revision of 1860. He was, for a time, president of the Burlington and Missouri Railroad.

Justice Hall died June 11, 1874.

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