David Hall (printer)

David Hall (1714 – December 24, 1772)[lower-alpha 1] was an English printer who immigrated from Scotland to America and became an early American printer, publisher and business partner with Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. He eventually took over Franklin's printing business of producing official documents for the colonial province of Pennsylvania and that of publishing The Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper that Franklin had acquired in 1729. Hall formed his own printing firm in 1766 and formed partnership firms with others. He published material for the colonial government.

David Hall
David Hall tombstone
Born
DiedDecember 24, 1772(1772-12-24) (aged 58)
Resting placeChrist Church Burial Ground
Occupationprinter, publisher
Parent(s)Father, James Hall

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