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Claude Caleb Hall


Claude Caleb Hall, American clergyman. member of the board of trustees McKendree College since 1915, president, 1923-1941.; Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).; Rotarian.


Hall, Claude Caleb was born on April 20, 1871 in Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States. Son of Benjamin Davis and Mary Josephine (Goodloe) Hall.


Educated privately; Doctor of Divinity, McKendree College, Lebanon, Illinois, 1912.


Ordained to ministry Methodist Church, 1896, pastor, Upper Alton, Illinois, 1904-1907, Granite City, Illinois, 1907-1909, Vandalia, Illinois, 1909-1913, First Church, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1913-1915. District superintendent East St. Louis District, Illinois, Methodist Church, 1915-1921, Mount Carmel District, Illinois, 1921-1924.

Superintendent Orphanage, Mount Vernon, 1924-1928. Pastor First Church Lawrenceville, 1928-1933. District superintendent, Centralia District, Illinois, 1933-1940.

Pastor Harrisburg (Illinois) First Church, 1940. Chaplain Holden Hospital, Carbondale, Illinois, 1943. State president Illinois Anti-Saloon League, 1935-1940.

Delaware to General Conference Methodist Church, 1916, 20, 24, 28, 32 and 36. Delegate to Uniting Conference of Methodism, 1939. Reserve delegate to General Conference, 1940.

Delegate to First Jurisdictional Conference of the North Central Jurisdiction, 1940.


Member of the board of trustees McKendree College since 1915, president, 1923-1941. Mason (32 degree, Knights Templar, Shriner).


Married Katie Elizabeth Young, March 22, 1896. Children: Banjamin Henry, Ruth Lucille (wife of Doctor.

Benjamin Davis Hall

Mary Josephine (Goodloe) Hall

Katie Elizabeth Young

Banjamin Henry Hall

Ruth Lucille (wife of Dr Hall