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Joshua Hall

Born: Oct 22, 1768

Death: Dec 25, 1862

Birthplace: Lewes

Nationality: United States

Joshua Hall

Date of Birth : Oct 22, 1768
Date of Death : Dec 25, 1862
Birth Place : Lewes

Joshua Hall was a Maine legislator who served as the eighth Governor of Maine for 34 days in 1830. Hall, a Methodist minister in Frankfort, was elected to the Maine Senate in 1830 and was chosen as President of the Maine Senate. After Governor Enoch Lincoln died in office, he was succeeded by the then Maine Senate president Nathan Cutler. The Maine Supreme Court, however, ruled that Cutler could not remain in office as Governor past the expiration of his Senate term on January 6, 1830. Hall as the new President of the Maine Senate was then sworn in as acting Governor, serving until the inauguration of Jonathan Hunton on February 9, 1830. Hall then retired from politics and returned to preaching.

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