L. Hall, appointed by Governor
Ann Richards, serves as the Texas
Natural Resource Conservation
Commission Chair-a new state agency
formed by merging the Texas Water
Commission and the Texas Air Control
Board on September 1, 1993. Prior
to this appointment, Hall had
served as the Chair of the Texas
Hall graduated from Sam Houston State University in
1976 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and
graduated summa cum laude from the Lyndon Baines Johnson
School of Public Affairs in 1978.
As Chair Hall has focused efforts on three primary
goals: 1) to reduce the amount of pollution that is
being generated and discharged into the Texas environment;
2) to ensure that Texas has an adequate supply of clean
water for the future; and 3) to revamp and streamline
the agency to function as an efficient business that
is responsive to the people of the state.
Prior to his appointment by Governor Richards, he
was a senior staff member at the Lower Colorado River
Authority. Earlier he served as deputy Commissioner
at the General Land Office and before that served on
the Washington staff of U. S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen.
He is a member of the Austin Area NAACP, Texas Coalition
of Black Democrats, University of Texas Minority Alumni
Task Force, and a deacon in the David Chapel Baptist
He is married to the former Mary Edison. Their daughters
are Jacqueline, Ashley and Adrienne.