David Hall | KGOU

David Hall

David Hall spent six months in group homes and inpatient facilities when he was eight.
Quinton Chandler / StateImpact Oklahoma

At eight-years-old David Hall was taken from his mother’s house in Canadian County and placed into foster care. He had been abused most of his life and was struggling with PTSD.

Hall says he didn’t talk about being abused, he assumed it was normal.

Former Oklahoma Gov. David Hall
Oklahoma Historical Society

Gov. David Hall, who led the state in the early 1970s and spent a year and a half in federal prison almost immediately after leaving office, died Friday morning in California.

Former Gov. David Walters tweeted Friday saying his predecessor had passed away.