H. Dale Hall
H. Dale Hall is the director of the Southwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Albuquerque, New Mexico. On July 15, 2005, it was announced that President Bush intended to nominate Hall as FWS director. 
Hall was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 2005, replacing Matthew J. Hogan who has served as acting director since his appointment March 16, 2005, by Gale Norton, Secretary, Department of the Interior. Hogan replaced Steven Williams, who resigned.
Hall "currently serves as Director of the Southwest Region of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. He previously served as Deputy Director of the Southeast Region. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hall served as Manager of the Eden Fisheries Catfish Farm in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He received his bachelor's degree from Cumberland College and his master's degree from Louisiana State University." --White House Personnel Announcement, July 15, 2005.
- "H. Dale Hall Named Southwest Deputy Regional Director of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service," FWS.org, June 17, 1997.
- "New Regional Director Named," FWS.org, July 22, 2002; also here.
- Press Release: "Secretary Norton Praises President’s Intention to Nominate H. Dale Hall as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service," FWS.gov, July 18, 2005.
Articles & Commentary
- Personnel Announcement: H. Dale Hall, White House, July 15, 2005.
- "Inhofe Praises President Bush's Intention to Nominate H. Dale Hall as U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director," Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) (jiminhofe.com), July 15, 2005.
- "Domenici Praises Bush Appointment of Dale Hall to Lead U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service," Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-New Mexico), U.S. Senate website, July 15, 2005.
- Mitch Tobin, "Bush choice to head Fish and Wildlife stirs concern," Arizona Star, July 16, 2005.
- Allison A. Freeman, "Mixed Reviews for Bush's Choice to Lead Fish and Wildlife Service," Greenwire (Natural Resources Defense Council), July 18, 2005.
- "Environmentalists oppose nomination of Hall," Associated Press (Free New Mexican), July 19, 2005; also in ABQ Journal.
- Art Lander, Jr., "Harlan native nominee for post. Hall in Line to Lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife," Herald-Leader (Kentucky), July 31, 2005.