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.
Congressman Ralph Hall Reaches a Landmark