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Hall, Edith F., 1900-81


Edith Folsom Hall (1900-81), J1922, trustee and Alumni Council member, worked on a vast assortment of Tufts councils, committees, and organizations during her eighty years. Hall House on the Medford campus was named in her honor.

A resident of Wollaston and Quincy, Hall graduated magna cum laude and earned Phi Beta Kappa standing from Tufts. She was an instructor at Mt. Ida Junior College and also taught in many schools along Boston's south shore. As regards her service to Tufts, Hall was a trustee, a member of the Tufts University Alumni Association, the South Shore Tufts Club, the Jackson College Association of Tufts Alumni, and the Alumni Council. Her connection to Tufts only increased as the years went by, for her husband George D. Hall A1921, brother James Folsom E1926, daughter Sylvia Scaife J1950, son-in-law William Scaife A1950, niece Joan F. O'Hara J1953, and nephew Desmond O'Hara A1950 all attended Tufts.

While a student at Tufts, Edith Hall was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority, served on the Pan-Hellenic Council, and acted in several plays. For her many years of service to Tufts, Hall was honored in 1955 with the status of Member-at-Large of the Tufts Alumni Council, and two years later she received the Tufts University Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award.

Hall died of natural causes on March 9, 1981, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Sources: CRI, 1981 UP004/-006; JB 1922

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