Hometown: Parker, SD
Harold H. Hall earned an M.S. in physics from the University of Oregon in 1949 and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Wisconsin in 1952 following his graduation from SDSC. Dr. Hall’s career began at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he made major contributions to the design and testing of nuclear weapons that were used as part of the nation’s defense system. He went on to serve as Senior Manager in the Singer Corp. and at Ford Aerospace. Dr. Hall joined Xerox in 1972 and managed the science research activity at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) in Palo Alto, CA. He worked with the office systems division responsible for the development of personal workstations. He also managed the systems science laboratory at Xerox Corp. and served as Vice President of the corporate research group staff of Xerox. Dr. Hall’s wife LaVon Donor Hall earned a B.S. degree in engineering physics from SDSC in 1948.