About Me

Herbert C. Hallas                                    herberthallas@gmail.com


B.A.            Yale University, New Haven, CT. History major.
M.A.L.S.     Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. Social studies major. Essay topic: “Victoria Woodhull’s Impact on the Women’s Rights Movement.”
J.D.             University of Connecticut Law School, West Hartford, CT. Recipient of American Jurisprudence Award “For Excellent Achievement in the Study of Constitutional Law.”

Experience in Connecticut and the North Country

   Attorney in Connecticut and New York State
 Specialized in appellate research and writing with experience in constitutional law, municipal law, administrative agency, contracts, torts, property law and family law.

   U.S. History Teacher in Simsbury, CT and Chateaugay, NY. Also taught Government, Economics, Contemporary Issues, Law, Civics, Russian Studies, and Global Studies.

   President of the Franklin County (NY) Historical and Museum Society. Developed local history programs and exhibits, oversaw publication of the Franklin Historical Review, and managed the operations of a Victorian house museum.

Political Experience

   Member of County and Town Democratic Committees in NY and CT.

   Founder and first President of the Central Oyster Bay Democratic Club.

   Volunteer worker and campaign coordinator for candidates running for local, state and federal offices in NY and CT.

Historical Articles and Publications

  •  “The Rising Political Star of the North Country: Bill Wheeler and the 1850 State Assembly Election,” Franklin Historical Review, Volume 42, 2007. 
  • “The Arrest of the Flanders Brothers in Malone: Lincoln’s Attack on Freedom of the Press,” Franklin Historical Review, Volume 45, 2010.
  • "Remembering Olympia Brown: Pioneer Minister and Advocate for Equal Rights for Women," New York History Review, 2013.


   Windsor (CT) Historical Society
   Franklin County Historical and Museum Society

Editorial Experience

   Editor, Connecticut State Journal
   Managing Editor, Windsor (CT) News-Weekly