Member Biography

Lyle Gillis Hall Jr.

Sessions Office Position District Party
1963       26 Democrat
1964       26 Democrat
1965       26 Democrat
1966       26 Democrat


11/02/1929 - 09/26/2016

Lieutenant Lyle Gillis Hall, Jr. (D26) Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest Counties 1963-1964 (D26) Clarion, Forest, Elk Counties 1964-1965 (D26) Delaware (Part) Counties 1966-1967

Early Life:            

Lieutenant Lyle Gillis Hall, Jr., born November 2, 1929, Saint Mary’s, Elk County son of James Lyle Gillis, Sr., and Jane Grube Hall, public school education; Phillips Academy, Andover Massachusetts; Yale University, 1951; Harvard University, certified management program, 1969; Boston University, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1975; Master in Divinity, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1978; United States Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.), Korean War Campaign, Lieutenant, First Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, 1951-1952; married, Lisbeth Jordan, 1955, children, Alexander Gillis, Megan Eugenia, Charlotte Grube, Cara Catherine, Jordan Andrew, Jessica Backus; manufacturing career; treasurer, Stackpole Carbon Company; director, Saint Mary’s National Bank; vice president, James Knox Polk Hall Corporation; Saint Mary’s Sewer Pipe Company; Saint Mary’s Clay Products Company; Canadian Stackpole Limited; Ridgway Publishing Company; ordained, Episcopal priest, 1978; died, September 26, 2016, Maplewood at Weston Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care, Weston, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Burial location unknown.

Early Career:

With The Stackpole Corporation, since 1954, successively with quality control department, chemical laboratory, commercial research department, then treasurer, president, vice chairman, and now chairman. 

Chaplain, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts; assistant rector, Church of Advent, Boston, 1978-1980; part-time interim rector, Saint John the Evangelist, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1981; part-time chaplain, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1981; associate pastor, All Saints Parish, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1982-1983; rector Saint Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Dover, Massachusetts, 1983-2000.

Moved, farm, South Woodstock Vermont, raised black sheep, llamas, alpacas.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Director, Saint Mary’s National Bank; Board of Trustees Lock Haven State College; Erie and Elk County Hospital trustee; member Ridgway Chamber of Commerce; director, American Cancer Society, Elk County; diocesan council, Episcopal Church Diocese of Erie; trustee, chairman of the board, Masters of Divinity at Episcopal Divinity School; trustee, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts; trustee, Church Home Society, Boston, Massachusetts; trustee, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge Massachusetts; trustee, Elk County General Hospital, Ridgway, Pennsylvania; Bucktail council Boy Scouts American, Dedham, Massachusetts; County Day School, Beaver County Day School, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Member, American Legion, Veteran Foreign Wars, member, Episcopal Church.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest Counties, 1963-1964, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Clarion, Forest, Elk Counties, 1964-1965, Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Delaware (Part) Counties 1966-1967.


Grandfather, James Knox Polk Hall, Pennsylvania State Senate, 38th district, Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest Counties, 1903-1906, Pennsylvania State Senate, 26th district, Cameron, Clarion, Clinton, Elk, Forest Counties, 1907-1914.

James Knox Polk Hall  - Pennsylvania Senate Library ( 


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members H"Wilkes University Election Statistics Project. Wilkes University.

Lyle Gillis Hall (born November 2, 1929), manufacturing executive | World Biographical Encyclopedia (

Lyle Hall Obituary (1929 - 2016) - Weston, MA - The Sherborn Press (