William Hall (1858-4 June 1932) was a businessman and member of the London County Council.

Born in Lambeth, he was the son of Francis Hall, a marine goods dealer, and his wife Grace, née Hastwell.

By 1891 he was in business as a manufacturer of lead pipes, based in Battersea. In 1905 he became a director of Fulham F.C.. In 1908 he became chairman of the club. In 1910 Arsenal F.C. were in serious financial difficulties and on the verge of liquidation. Hall, and a number of other people associated with Fulham F.C., helped rescue the club, and became a director. He resigned from the board of Fulham in 1913.

He was elected a by-election on 28 June 1921 to fill a casual vacancy for Battersea South as an Anti-Waste League candidate. He was also supported by the Municipal Reform Party who had held the seat and when the League was disbanded in the following year, Hall joined the party. He held the seat at the next regular council election in 1922 and stood down at the 1925 election.

Hall resigned from the Arsenal board in 1927. He was an active freemason and a member of the Worshipful Company of Feltmakers.

He died at his home in Putney, aged 74.


Article on the payment of Arsenal's debts [1]