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William Stone Hall was American mental health official. Diplomate: American Board Neurology and Psychiatry.


Hall, William Stone was born on May 1, 1915 in Wagener, South Carolina, United States. Son of Henry F. and Mary (Gantt) Hall.


Doctor of Medicine Medical University of Southern California, 1937;student, School Military Neuropsychiatry, 1944;student, Columbia University, 1947;student, University Chicago, 1959.


Intern, Columbia (South Carolina.) Hospital, 1937-1938;member of staff, South Carolina. Eastern State Hospital, Columbia, 1938-1952;superintendent, South Carolina. Eastern State Hospital, 1952-1969;superintendent, Pineland State Training school and Hospital, 1953-1966;superintendent, Palmetto Eastern State Hospital (name now Crafts-Farrow Eastern State Hospital), 1952-1966;commissioner mental health, South Carolina.

Department Mental Health, 1963-1985;retired, South Carolina. Department Mental Health, 1985;clinical professor psychiatry, Medical University of Southern California, 1957-1995;clinical professor psychiatry, University of Southern California, 1957-1975;Distinguished lecturer, University of Southern California, 1985-1995. Member Presidential Task Force on Mentally Handicapped, 1970.

Chairman planningcom. Surgical General's Conference State and Territory Mental Health Authorities, 1971, 72. Liaison member National Advisory Mental Health Council, National Institute Mental Health, 1972-1973.

Member Governor's State Health Planning Council, 1973-1974, Governor's Social Development Policy Council, 1973-1974. Member coordinating council South Carolina. Commision on Aging, 1974-1985.

Member South Carolina. Advisory Council for Comprehensive Health Planning, 1967-1975, 1st vice chairman, 1972, 73. Councillor, accreditation council for psychiatric facilities Joint Commision on Accreditation Hospitals, 1973-1979.

Member Governor's Committee on State Employees and their Employment, 1973-1985, South Carolina. Statewide Health Coordinating Council, 1976-1985, South Carolina. Governor's Interagy. Coordinating council on Early Childhood Development and Education, 1980-1985, South Carolina.

Pre-trial Intervention Advisory Committee, 1980-1985.


  • Diplomate: American Board Neurology and Psychiatry.


People need not just to accept but also to grow in relationship with God. God's grace and love constantly prompts and seeks to transform people, and so they should continually seek and pray to grow in holiness and love.


Government is appointed by God as His servant to encourage good and restrain evil to the end that all people are blessed and His people are enabled to live quiet and peaceful lives in all godliness and holiness.


Your desires, ambitions, goals, and purpose change as you begin to enjoy a close walk with a living God. These changes are different for each individual, and the journey needs to be taken a step at a time.


Trustee United Community Fund, 1968-1971. Board directors United Way of Midlands, 1976-1980. Advisory board Remotivation Technique Organization, 1972-1975.

Served as major Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Psychiatric Association (life, nominating committee 1968, chairman program committee 12th Mental Hospital Institute 1960, committee certification in administrative psychiatry 1972-1980, president South Carolina district branch 1957), American College Psychiatrists (charter), American College Mental Health Administration. Member American Hospital Association (chairman governing council psychiatric hospital section 1971), American Medical Association (committee on nursing 1966-1973), South Carolina Mental Health Association, Columbia Medical Society (president 1958), Association Medical Superintendents Mental Hospitals (president 1964, 65, meritorious service award 1971), National Association State Mental Health Program Directors (vice president 1968, 69, president 1970, 71), South Carolina State Employees Association (board directors 1968-1976, vice president 1971-1973, president 1973-1975, Outstanding State Employee 1967), American Association Psychiatric Administrators South Carolina Medical Association.

Club: Rotarian.


Married Oxena Elizabeth Gunter, June 29, 1940. Children: William Stone, Carol Lynn, Richard F.

Henry F. Hall

Mary (Gantt) Hall

Oxena Elizabeth Gunter

William Stone Hall

Carol Lynn Hall

Richard F. Hall