HALL, Wilton Earle (1901-1980)

HALL, WILTON EARLE, a Senator from South Carolina; born in Starr, Hall Township, Anderson County, S.C., March 11, 1901; attended the public schools and Furman University, Greenville, S.C.; founded a morning newspaper in Anderson, S.C., in 1924, and in 1929 acquired an evening newspaper; in 1935 established a radio station; chairman of the South Carolina Planning Board 1934-1938; appointed on November 20, 1944, as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Ellison D. Smith and served from November 20, 1944, to January 3, 1945; was not a candidate for election to the full term; resumed the newspaper publishing business as publisher of the Anderson Independent and Daily Mail of South Carolina; founder of a television station and owner of two radio stations; publisher of "Quote" Magazine; resided in Anderson, S.C. where he died February 25, 1980; interment in a mausoleum, Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

University of California, Berkeley
The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, CA
Papers: In the Thomas More Storke papers, ca. 1906-1971, 35 linear feet.
Correspondents include Hall.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: In the Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston papers, 1914-1965, 243.75 linear feet.
Collection includes correspondence from Hall.