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Clergyman , educator

Colby Dixon Hall, American clergyman, educator.


Hall, Colby Dixon was born on December 29, 1975 in Madisonville, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert Mahlon and Mahala (Pritchet) Hall.


Student Academy and College Add-Ran U. (now Texas Christian U.), 1896-1899. Bachelor of Arts, Transylvania U., Kentucky, 1902, also diploma from its Bible College. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1904.

Student same university, 1916. Doctor of Laws, from Transylvania University, 1935. Doctor of Divinity, Texas Christian University, 1951.


Ordained ministry Disciples of Christ, 1898. Pastor Hillsboro, Texas, 1904-1906. Educational secretary Texas Christian U., 1906-1909.

Pastor Waco, Texas, 1909-1912. Became professor of English Bible, Texas Christian University, 1912, dean of 1912, dean Brite College of the Bible, 1914-1947, dean of the university, 1920-1943, professor church history, 1928-1950, dean emeritus ad interim teaching and writing. President Texas Christian Endeavor Union 1905-1909.

Chairman of Commission on standards, Association Texas Colleges, 1923-1936, president, 1933-1934. Vice president Southern Association Colleges, 1934. Member commission on classified and accredited schools, State Department of Education, Texas, 1935-1943.

President Texas Convention Christian chs., 1951. President Texas Christian Missionary Society, 1948-1953.


  • Other Work

    • Author: History of Texas Christian University, 1947. Texas Disciples, 1954. Rice Haggard, American Frontier Evangelist Who Revived the Name Christian, 1957.

      New Light Christians, Initiators of the 19th Centruy Reformation, 1959.


Clubs: Kiwanis (president 1938), Torch.


Married Beatrice Tomlinson, August 19, 1909. Children: Bitta May, Colby Dison.

Robert Mahlon Hall

Mahala (Pritchet) Hall

Beatrice Tomlinson

Colby Dison Hall

Bitta May Hall