Hall, Lyman (1724–1790), a United States patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hall was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. After graduation from Yale College in 1747 he became a clergyman, and later a physician. He moved to Georgia in the 1750's. Hall was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775–80. While governor of Georgia in 1783, he set aside public lands for what became the University of Georgia.