Albert Fall

Albert B. Fall

  • Born: November 26, 1861
  • Died: November 30, 1944
  • United States secretary of the Interior
  • In office from March 5, 1921 to March 4, 1923
  • United States senator from New Mexico
  • In office from March 27, 1912 to March 11, 1921

Fall was born in Frankfort, Kentucky, to William R. and Edmonia Taylor Fall. He attended schools as a child in Nashville, Tennessee, but was primarily self-educated.By age eleven Fall was employed in a cotton factory. This is most likely the cause of respiratory health problems he suffered throughout his life. Due to his illnesses, Fall moved west as a young man to seek a better climate. He tried Oklahoma and Texas, but eventually he settled in Las Cruces, New Mexico, where he practiced law.