Concurrent with his business pursuits, Hall became active in politics. In 1860, he served as chairman of the town board of supervisors in Menasha, and this made him a member of the county board. He served another term as a member of the county board of supervisors in 1873. That same year, he became village president in Menasha's last year before incorporation as a city. In 1874, he was elected as the first mayor of the city of Menasha, and served one term, successfully bridging Menasha's governmental transformation.
Hall died on January 28, 1890 and his funeral was held in his home pictured below. His widow remained in the home until her death in June of 1916. Thereafter, the house was owned and occupied by their daughter and her husband, Mr. Harrison DeWolf, the cashier at the Bank of Menasha.
The Orville Hall house at 410 1st Street was originally built in 1870.
Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated Atlas of Winnebago County,
Historical & Architectural Resources Survey, City of Menasha, Winnebago County, August 31, 2009