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Chester Wallace Hall

Chester Wallace Hall, American insurance executive. Fellow Insurance Institute American; member Insurance Federation Minnesota (president 1949-1950), Western Underwriters Association.


  • Hall, Chester Wallace was born on June 5, 1883 in Victor, Iowa, United States. Son of Edward Payson and Laura Virginia (Cushen) Hall.

  • Education

    • Student Austin (Minnesota) Business College, 1899-1900.


    • Began as office boy Consolidated Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Albert Lea, Minnesota, 1900, chief accountant, 1905-1908. Railroad and irrigation construction, Virginia, Colorado and Montana, 1908-1918. Superintendent operations Valier (Montana) Irrigation Project, 1912-1917.

      Cashier 1st National Bank, Valier, 1917-1921. Deputy commissioner of insurance, Montana, 1927-1930. Assistant secretary-assistant treasurer Northwestern Fire & Marine Insurance Company, Minneapolis, 1930-1933, vice president, treasurer and director, 1933-1941, president and director 1941-1958.

      Assistant secretary-assistant treasurer Twin City Fire Insurance Co, 1930-1933, vice-president, director, 1933-1961. Manager N.W. department Hartford Fire Insurance Company Group, Underwriters Salvage Company (Chicago Honorary chief Minneapolis Fire Department.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow Insurance Institute American. Member Insurance Federation Minnesota (president 1949-1950), Western Underwriters Association. Clubs: Six O’Clock, Minneapolis, Athletic, Insurance.


    • Married Jean Cruickshank, August 5, 1914.; married second, Frances Marie Sarazen, December 31, 1941. Children: Neil Eugene (deceased), Peggy Virginia (Mistress.
    • father: Edward Payson Hall
    • mother: Laura Virginia (Cushen) Hall
    • spouses: Jean Cruickshank
    • Frances Marie Sarazen
    • children: Neil Eugene Hall (deceased)
    • Peggy Virginia (Mrs Hall
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    Born June 5, 1883
    Died November 9, 1963
    (aged 80)