Roger T. Hall, 83, who had been engaged in concrete construction and building in the Washington area since 1923 and who was a World War II veteran of the Navy Seabees, died of cancer Tuesday at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
Mr. Hall, who was born in Boston earned a degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree from Harvard University. Following World War I service in the Army, he moved to the Washington area and began his career in concrete construction.
He worked for a number of building contractors here before World War II. In the war, he was a commander in the Naval Civil Engineer Corps. He served with Navy Construction Battalions, the Seabees, in the Aleutian Islands, at Port Chicago, Calif., and on Okinawa, where he commanded a Seabee battalion.
He won the Bronze Star medal.
Back in civilian life, Mr. Hall became a partner in the concrete construction firm of Spidel and Hall.In the mid-1950s, he formed his own company, R. T. Hall, Inc. He closed that firm in 1961 and since then had been a consultant and an architect's representative. Among the projects on which he worked are Bethesda Naval Hospital, the Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Suburban Hospital and several shopping centers.
Mr. Hall, who lived in the Cabin John section of Bethesda, was a member of the American Concrete Institute, the Construction Contractor's Council, the Washington Building Council and the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade. He also had been a trustee of the Carpenter's Welfare Fund. He was a member of the University Club, the MIT Club of Washington, the American Society of Military Engineers and the Cosmopolitan Club.
Survivors include his wife, Frances, of Cabin John.