Utah Supreme Court justices have elected Gordon R. Hall to a second four-year term as chief justice, the court announced this week.
Hall, 63, was appointed to the court by former Gov. Scott M. Matheson in 1977. His second term will begin April 27.Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Hall was a 3rd District judge for eight years. Before that, he practiced law in Tooele and also was town attorney for Wendover and Stockton, Grantsville city attorney and Tooele county attorney. From 1953 to 1958, he was attorney-adviser for the commanding officer at the Tooele Army Depot.
Hall is currently chairman of the Utah Judicial Council and a member of the board of directors of the National Center for State Courts. He graduated from the University of Utah Law School in 1951.