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Chester Wallace Hall

insurance executive.

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.


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.


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.

Edward Payson Hall

Laura Virginia (Cushen) Hall

Jean Cruickshank

Frances Marie Sarazen

Neil Eugene Hall (deceased)

Peggy Virginia (Mrs Hall