Congressman Ralph Hall Reaches a Landmark

Posted/updated on: December 4, 2012 at 10:13 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A congressman who represents part of East Texas has become the oldest member ever to speak on the floor and cast a vote in the U.S. House. 17-term Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall is 89 years old and was re-elected in November. Congressman Pete Sessions of Dallas recalls that he and Congresswoman Kay Granger of Fort Worth once missed a flight “because Ralph Hall was telling the funniest stories.” Sessions says Hall was really mentoring Granger and himself. Hall cast his 18,549th vote in Congress last week.

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