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Summary Of Amos T. Hall

Amos T. Hall was born in Batrop, Louisiana on October 2, 1896 and attended schools in Louisiana. 

He was a member of First Baptist Church North Tulsa; a long-time member of the Board of Trustees; and served as chairman of the finance committee which was instrumental in raising funds to complete the building of the modern church structure at a cost in excess of $300,000, debt free.

For 28 years he has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Morning Star Baptist Church.

Judge Hall was admitted to the bar in December, 1925. He was a member of the Tulsa County Bar Association; Oklahoma Bar Association; and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States. His practice was wide and varied and he was widely renowned as a trial lawyer and as a criminal lawyer.

The Judge was appointed Special Judge of the District Court of Tulsa County and served in that capacity for 1969 and 1970. In 1970 he was elected Associate District Judge of Tulsa County and was serving in that capacity at the time of his death. Judge Hall was the first Negro to be elected to a countywide office and the first Negro to be elected Judge in Oklahoma.

For a number of years Judge Hall served as attorney for the State Conference of the Branches NAACP and was a member of the National Legal Committee of the NAACP. He served as president of the Tulsa Branch NAACP for eleven years. 

Brother Hall spearheaded the capital fund drive to build the Carver Youth Center. For this service to the community the Tulsa Chamber of Commerce named him an outstanding citizen of Tulsa. He was one of two Negroes to receive such an award from the Chamber.

Brother Hall was a 33 degree Mason and was Grand Master of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Oklahoma for 31 years; had served as President of the Conference of Grand Masters, Prince Hall Masons for 18 years; chairman of the Commission on Clandestine Masonry; was Lieutenant Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Masons for the Southern Jurisdiction; and was a patron of the Eastern Star's Golden Rule Chapter 117, O.E.S. for more than 40 years. 

Grand Master Hall organized within his Grand Lodge a Department of Education which has assisted many young people in the furtherance of their education through scholarships and student loans; organized the Charity Commission which has given aid and assistance to many sick and distressed brethren and their families.
Brother Hall served as a member of XI Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; and as member of the YMCA Board and its Public Affairs Committee.

Grand Master Hall received various and sundry awards and citations from Prince Hall Grand Lodges of Washington, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and from the Conference of Grand Masters.

A Doctor of Human Letters was received from the Langston School of Religion, a Honorary Doctor of Law degree from Wiley College; citations from the United States Secretary of Treasury and the March of Dimes National Foundation; and many, many others.

This servant passed from labor to refreshment Friday, November 12, 1971. Few men in the history of Oklahoma have left their foot prints on the sands of time in such varied and productive form as did Amos T. Hall.

Immediate survivors are his wife at the home address, Mrs. Amos T. Hall (Ella); a daughter, Mrs. Adelle Gibbs of Tulsa; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Simms of Detroit; Mrs. Lucille Williams of Tulsa; and Mrs. Callie Fulp of Detroit, plus a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

This is the Southern Jurisdiction of Prince Hall Masons, October, 1972

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[[caption]] JNO C. LEWIS Sovereign Grand Master [[/caption]]
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