Charles G. Hall

Photojournalist, Person

1930 –


Who is Charles G. Hall?

Charles Gustave Hall, known as Pat Hall was a photojournalist from Nebraska and Wyoming.

A native of Rock Island, Illinois, he was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War, in which he served as an aerial photographer, with duties aboard the USS Essex. He attended Roman Catholic-affiliated Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He worked at KMTV, the CBS affiliate in Omaha, as a producer from 1962 to 1965 for the later NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw. Hall was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize in photojournalism. He photographed each U.S. Presidents from Harry Truman to Ronald W. Reagan.

He also worked for the Omaha World-Herald, the Milwaukee Journal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and the defunct Louisville Times in Louisville, Kentucky. Since 1968, he had resided in Cheyenne, where he was on the staff of Wyoming Wildlife magazine, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, and the Wyoming State Museum. In 1976, he served as the executive director of the Wyoming Bicentennial Commission. He became the first editor of High Country News based in Lander, Wyoming.

Hall was a member of the historic St. Mary's Catholic Cathedral on Capitol Avenue in downtown Cheyenne. His wife, the former Michela "Mickey" Zaccone, died in 2009. Hall died in Cheyenne at the age of eighty-one. He is survived by five children, David C. Hall, Steven M. Hall, and Kerry Patrick Hall, all of Cheyenne, Laurel VanMaren of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Shelly Schroff of Laramie, Wyoming, fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

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Nov 15, 1930
Rock Island
  • Creighton University

on July 23, 2013


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