Tony Hall
Tony Hall
Graduation Year: 1964
Classification: Football

Tony Hall served in the United States House of Representatives from 1979-2002.  Prior to that, he served as a member of the Ohio State Senate, representing the Sixth District (Dayton).  Before becoming a State Senator, Hall was a State Representative for two terms.  In 1974, he was the Democratic candidate for Ohio Secretary of State in the general election.  From 2002-06, Hall was designated a U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Hunger Relief efforts.  George was also the founder of the Congressional Friends of Human Rights Monitors and the Congressional Hunger Center.  He was the Ohio delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention, and was a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee.

Hall earned Little All-American honors and was named OAC Most Valuable Player in 1963. He led the Ohio Conference in most carries, rushing yards and total offense in 1963 while operating from the tailback spot in Denison’s single-wing offense.

Hall also established a career rushing record at Denison which stood until it was broken by Ed Exler.  Tony was the first DU player to win the OAC’s Most Valuable Back award (1962), and was named the OAC Mike Gregory Award winner in 1961.  Following graduation, Hall served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand teaching English from 1966-67.