Charles Gustave "Pat" Hall

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Charles Gustave "Pat" Hall
Born(1930-11-15)November 15, 1930
Rock Island, Illinois, USA
💀DiedApril 25, 2012(2012-04-25) (aged 81)
Cheyenne, WyomingApril 25, 2012(2012-04-25) (aged 81)
🎓 Alma materCreighton University
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Michela "Mickey" Zaccone Hall (died 2009)
👶 ChildrenDavid C. Hall

Steven M. Hall
Kerry P. Hall
Laurel VanMaren

Shelly Schroff

Charles Gustave Hall, known as Pat Hall (November 15, 1930 - April 25, 2012) was a photojournalist from Nebraska and Wyoming. During the run-up and celebrations of America's bicentenial in 1976, he was chairman of the six-state Continental Divide Alliance of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration and executive director of the Wyoming State Bicentennial Committee.

Early life[edit]

Hall was born in 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 (CV-9), USS Cusk (SS-348) and USS Carbonero (SS-337) during Regulus missile testing. He attended Roman Catholic-affiliated Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.[1]

Journalism career[edit]

In 1961 and 1962 he was elected vice president of the Nebraska Press Photographers association.[2][3][4] He worked at KMTV, the CBS affiliate in Omaha, as a producer from 1962 to 1965 for the later NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw.[1] In 1964 he was named television photographer of the year for the central region by the National Press Photographers Association on the basis of points achieved in monthly photo contests.[5] In 1965 he won annual the sweepstakes award and first place in news, pictorial, and picture story by the Nebraska Press Photographers Association.[6] He was again given a merit award by the National Pres Photographers Association in 1966.[7] Also in 1966 he was awarded the Professional Journalism Award of Creighton University. He also received honors from the Associated Press Managing Editors Association.[8] Hall was nominated three times for a Pulitzer Prize in photojournalism. He photographed each U.S. President from Harry Truman to Ronald W. Reagan. [1]

He also worked for the Omaha World-Herald, the Milwaukee Journal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,[1] and as photo editor at the (now defunct)Louisville Times in Louisville, Kentucky.[9] Since 1968, he resided in Cheyenne, where he was on the staff of Wyoming Wildlife magazine, and the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.[1] In 1969 he became managing editor of Camping News Weekly.[8] He also was the first editor of High Country News based in Lander, Wyoming.[1] Hall served as a national officer of the National Press Photographers Association in 1964[10] and was chairman and host of the 1975 National press Photographers Association convention in Jackson, Wyoming.[11]

Civic leadership[edit]

In 1972 he was elected was made executive director of the Wyoming Bicentennial Commission and in 1974 he was elected chairman of the six-state Continental Divide Alliance of the American Revolution Bicentennial Administration.[12] He served as the executive director of the Wyoming Bicentennial Commission until the end of bicentennial ceremonies in 1976. He also was on the staff of the Wyoming State Museum[1]

Personal and family life[edit]

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 (wife Mary), Steven M. Hall (wife Cindy Madsen), and Kerry Patrick Hall (wife Pam), all of Cheyenne, Laurel VanMaren (husband David) of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Shelly Schroff of Laramie, Wyoming, fourteen grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "Charles G. Hall obituary". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  2. State Press Photographers Elect, The Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 20 Mr 1961, page 14, accessed via open access
  3. Ogallalan is new Photographer Chief. Fremont Tribune (Fremont, Nebraska) 21 Mar 1961, page 20
  4. Turpin, Ted. Press Photo Chiefs Told, Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 30 Apr 1961, page 22, accessed via open access
  5. North Platte girl Miss Press Photog, Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska) 3 Feb 1964, page 4, accessed via open access
  6. Photographers Win 6 Awards. Lincoln Journal Star (Lincoln, Nebraska) 12 Sep 1965, page 16, accessed via open access
  7. Photographers Get Their Awards, Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) 26 June 1966, page 9, accessed via open access
  8. 8.0 8.1 New Weekly Names Staff, Casper Star-Tribune (Casper, Wyoming) 2 May 1969, page 11, accessed via open access
  9. Centennial plans advance, The Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) 13 Jul 1972, page 25, accessed via open access
  10. Editor & Publisher, Volume 97, Editor & Publisher Company, 1964 p42
  11. Press Photogs to Meet Here in '75, The Jackson Hole Guide (Jackson, Wyoming) 18 Apr 1974, page 20, accessed via open access
  12. Pat Hall Elected Chairman of Six State Bicentennial Alliance], The Jackson Hole Guide (Jackson, Wyoming) 21 Feb 1974 page 24, accessed via open access

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