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Hall, Lyman

Born: 1724 AD
Died: 1790 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Politician

1724 – Born in Wallingford, Connecticut on the 12th of April.

1747 – Hall graduated from Yale College and studied theology with his uncle.

1749 – He was called to the pulpit of Stratfield Parish.

1751 – His pastorate was a stormy one: an outspoken group of parishioners opposed his ordination.

1752 – He married Abigail Burr of Fairfield, Connecticut, however, she died the following year.

1757 – He married again to Mary Osborne.

1775 – He was admitted to a seat in Congress.

1783 – In January, he was elected an early governor of the state — a position that he held for one year. While governor, Hall advocated the chartering of a state university, believing that education, particularly religious education, would result in a more virtuous citizenry.

1793 – Died on the 19th of October at the age of 66.