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Louis Dixon Hall

livestock expert

Louis Dixon Hall, livestock expert, United States Department of Agriculture. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member American Society Animal Production, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta.; Mason.


Hall, Louis Dixon was born on June 13, 1878 in Taylorville, Illinois, United States. Son of William W. and Sarah L. (Stewart) Hall.


Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1899, Master of Science, 1906.


Manager Hall Cattle Company, Hawarden, Iowa, 1899-1903. Assistant chief animal husbandry department, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois, 1903-1914. In charge live stock and meat div. bureau of Markets, United States Department of Agriculture, 1914-1920.

Vice-president and managing director Pan American Cattle Exchange and Trading Company, 1920-1921. Consultant live stock specialist, 1921-1923. Agriculture organization, investment and insurance specialist, 1923-1933.

Assistant chief of cattle and sheep section, Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1934. Field representative Illinois Livestock Marketing Association from 1935. Executive secretary National Better Beef Association, 1926.

Organized and developed live stock and meat div., United States Bureau Markets. Inaugurated daily government market reports on live stock and meats. Administered federal supervision of stock yards and grading of beef during World War.


  • Author of numersous Government bulletins and circulars in relation to grades of meat and marketing, etc.


Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member American Society Animal Production, Sigma Xi, Alpha Zeta.


Married Elizabeth C. Wilder, June 13, 1900.; married second, Juanita M. Fish, February 16, 1929. Children: Dixon W., Charles N., E. Virginia.

William W. Hall

Sarah L. (Stewart) Hall

Elizabeth C. Wilder

Juanita M. Fish

Dixon W. Hall

Charles N. Hall

E. Virginia Hall