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March 26, 1975


ADMINISTRATION Dr. Clarence Luther Hall (48)

Monterey Peninsula Herald, CA March 28, 1975

Clarence Luther Hall, former superintendent of Pacific Grove schools, died Wednesday at a Westminster (Orange County) hospital after a long illness. He was 48. A native of Cheyenne, Wyo., Mr. Hall was born Sept. 3, 1926, and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy from 1944 to 1947.

A high school dropout, he entered Stockton College after his discharge and earned an associate of arts degree in 1952. He then enrolled at the University of the Pacific, where he was graduated, with highest honors and earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1953. He was awarded a master's degree by the same institution in 1956 and earned a Ph.D. in education at Stanford in 1965.

Mr. Hall served as superintendent of the Pacific Grove Unified School District from 1965 to 1968 following two years as administrative assistant to the superintendent of Palo Alto schools. He resigned his position in Pacific Grove after the 1967-68 school year to become superintendent of the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach. He later served for a year as head of the Division of Instruction in the California State Department of Education. His last position was a professor of education at the Claremont College graduate school.

He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Beta Phi fraternities and the recipient of numerous education honors and awards, including a Rosenberg Foundation Fellowship. In 1961, he was named Southern Humboldt County Man of the Year and was chairman of the North Coast School Administrators Association.

He is survived by his wife Jacquelyn, a son, Jeff and a daughter Meliah, all of Santa Ana; two brothers, Jack M. Hall of San Jose and James W. Hall of Santa Ana; three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Thomas of Rosarito, Mexico, Mrs. Dorothy Brunson of Stockton and Mrs. Chere Gundert of Modesto.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Peek Family Colonial Funeral Home, Westminster. Burial will take place Wednesday at Cherokee Memorial Cemetery in Lodi. Contributions are preferred to the American Cancer Society.


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