John Lesslie Hall
1856 – 1938
Who was John Lesslie Hall?
Born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Jacob Hall, Jr., Hall attended Randolph-Macon College and received a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He taught English history and literature at the College of William and Mary from 1888 to 1928; he "was one of the original members of the faculty which reopened the college in 1888." He was also concerned with the history of his native Virginia; he frequently spoke at Jamestown and "compared Jamestown's Great Charter of 1618 and the assembly of 1619 with the Magna Charta at Runnymede."
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- Mar 2, 1856
- Johns Hopkins University
on July 23, 2013