Biography of Lewis B. Hall
Lucas County, OH Biographies

For over a quarter of a century Lewis Baltzell Hall has been identified with the Toledo bar and he has gained recognition as an able attorney and wise counselor, capable of handling important litigated interests. He was born in Tiffin, Seneca county, Ohio, July 16, 1870, and his parents were John A. and Mary S. (Stoner) Hall, the former also a native of Tiffin, while the latter was born in the state of Maryland. The paternal grandfather, Luther A. Hall, was a prominent attorney and he was largely instrumental in securing the extension of the Pennsylvania railroad through the state of Ohio His son, John Hall, successfully engaged in the manufacture of building brick at Tiffin, Ohio, in which city his demise occurred, and the mother is also deceased. In their family were four children, of whom three survive: Mary E., who is still a resident of Tiffin; Mrs. Grace Rohrback, whose home is on Catalina island, California; and Lewis B.

In the acquirement of an education Lewis Baltzell Hall attended the grammar and high schools of his native city and afterward entered the Ohio Wesleyan University, from which he was graduated in 1892, with the A. B. degree. He then read law in the office of Judge George E. Seney of Tiffin, and in 1895 was admitted to practice. In February, 1896. he came to Toledo and for a short time was in the office of Judge Curtis L. Johnson. since which time he has practiced indeendently, and in the intervening period his clientele has steadily increased as he has demonstrated his ability to cope with intricate legal problems. He specializes in commercial law and has an expert knowledge of, this branch of jurisprudence.

On the 13th of October, 1911, Mr. Hall married Miss Emily M. Hassett, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hassett of this city. His political support is given to the republican party and his professional connections are with the Toledo and Ohio State Bar associations. He is also a member of the Inverness Club and is identified with the Shrine in Masonry. In a calling where advancement depends upon individual merit and ability Mr. Hall has gradually worked his way upward, his success coming to him because of his close reasoning, his clear and logical argument, his correct application of legal principles and his ability to present his contention in the strongest possible light.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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