American politicianDied when: 81 years 239 days (979 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
William Hall (February 11, 1775 – October 7, 1856) was an American politician who served as the seventh Governor of the state of Tennessee from April to October 1829.
Hall ascended to the office when Governor Sam Houston resigned amidst a scandal, and, as Speaker of the Tennessee Senate, he was the first in the line of succession.
After finishing Houston's term, he did not seek reelection.Hall had previously served in the Tennessee state legislature, both in the House and Senate.
Following his brief term as governor, he served one term in the United States House of Representatives.