Former US Congressman Ralph Hall and Rockwall resident passed away yesterday at the age of 95. Hall was elected to represent Texas’ Fourth District in 1980 and served until 2015. He became the oldest member to ever cast a vote in the US House of Representatives in 2015.
Governor Greg Abbott issued the following statement on the passing of former U.S. Congressman Ralph Hall:
“Cecilia and I ask that all Texans join us in praying for the family of Ralph Hall as they mourn his passing. Congressman Hall heroically served his country in World War II and went on to a career in politics where he distinguished himself as a fiercely independent voice who put the needs of his constituents above all else. He represented the best of the Lone Star State and will be forever remembered as one of the finest Texans to ever serve our great nation.”
Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today on the passing of Congressman Ralph Hall:
“Today the 4th District of Texas lost a great leader, statesman and friend. From his defense of our nation during WWII through his time as our Representative in Congress, Ralph Hall lived a remarkable life dedicated selflessly to serving his fellow citizens. Congressman Hall leaves behind a timeless legacy that will forever be remembered and appreciated by generations of Texans. Michele and I are keeping Ralph’s family and loved ones in our prayers during this difficult time.”
Funeral services will be held 2:00pm, Saturday, March 16, 2019, at First United Methodist Church, 1200 E. Yellow Jacket Lane, Rockwall.