Retired Army Lt. Col. Warner Hall, 73, a government editor and information specialist for more than 25 years, died of leukemia April 8 at the Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Col. Hall was born in Calhoun,Ga. He earned a bachelor's of Technology and a master's degree at New York University.

He came here during his World War II service in the Army and was a public relations office at Walter Reed Medical Center. He left active duty after the war, but remained in the Army Reserve for many years.

Col. Hall worked from 1946 to 1948 as an administrative officer in the Veterans' Administration, and later, from 1950 to 1954, as an information officer in the Army's Quartermaster General Corps.

From 1954 to 1957, he was an information office for the Army in Massachusetts, before moving back to this area and working until 1963 for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Col. Hall then was a writer, editor and information officer for the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration of the Interior Department and later for the Environmental Protection Agency until retiring in 1971.

He was one of the founding members of the Appalachian Trail Club and served as the model for the club's trail markers.

He was a member of the National Association of Retired Officers and the National Association of Federal Employees.

He is survived by his wife, Thelma W., of the home in Annapolis, and two step-sons, Thomas F. and A.B. Weirich, both of Houston, Tex.