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Kenneth "Dean of the Senate" Hall, Sr
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Birth: May 20, 1915
Death: Mar. 21, 1995

Mr. Hall was an Illinois political leader & statesman. He represented St. Clair County in the Illinois House of Representatives & the Illinois Senate from 1966 to 1995. He became the first Black senator from downstate Illinois & in 1975 he became the Senate's first Black assistant majority leader. During his political career he served as vice chairman of the Senate Executive Committee, the Senate Education Committee, and Audit Commission & the Council on Children. He also headed the Senate Appropriations Committee & Senate Democratic Caucus. Hall was known as the "Dean of the Senate" when he died in 1995, having served there longer than anyone else. At the time of his death, he was the only Black in the Illinois Senate from outside the Chicago area. After his death, the Illinois State Regional building & the former Jones Park in East St. Louis were renamed in his honor. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
 
Burial:
Mount Carmel Cemetery
Belleville
St. Clair County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section K, Lot 1-168-K:10
 
Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Oct 06, 2002
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Kenneth Dean of the Senate Hall, Sr
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Kenneth Dean of the Senate Hall, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Kenneth Dean of the Senate Hall, Sr
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