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Oldest-Ever Member of US House Dead at 95
Oldest-Ever Member of
US House Dies at 95

Oldest-Ever Member of US House Dies at 95

Ralph Hall started out as a Democrat in Texas, switched to the GOP after 12 terms

(Newser) - Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest-ever member of the US House and a man who claimed to have once sold cigarettes and Coca-Cola to the bank-robbing duo of Bonnie and Clyde in Dallas, has died. He was 95. Ed Valentine, Hall's longtime strategist, said the Republican and World...

Ralph Hall, Oldest in US House, Hurt in Car Accident

91-year-old in serious condition: report

(Newser) - The oldest-ever serving member of the House of Representatives is in the hospital following a car accident. Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, 91, is being treated in Plano, WFAA reports. He was reportedly riding in a vehicle when another hit it; afterward, he was airlifted to the hospital, and KXII...

Tea Partier Unseats Oldest Congressman

Next year will see no WWII vets in Congress

(Newser) - The oldest member the House of Representatives has ever seen has lost his job to a Tea Party-backed candidate. Rep. Ralph Hall lost his Texas primary yesterday to John Ratcliffe, a former US attorney and Mitt Romney aide. Ratcliffe had won 52% of the vote to Hall's 48% with...

Oldest-Ever Congressman Faces Tea Party Challenge

Ralph Hall, 91, would be last WWII vet in Congress

(Newser) - Ralph Hall, already the oldest person ever to serve in the House of Representatives, is seeking a final term but the 91-year-old faces a tough challenge today from a 48-year-old opponent. John Ratcliffe is backed by conservative groups with strong Tea Party ties in the Republican primary runoff and he...

Texas Republican Uses Porn to Kill Science Bill

(Newser) - US Rep. Ralph Hall misused a House procedural rule, meant to insure that minorities have a voice, to effectively kill a science funding bill last week. Hall killed a bill that would renew Bush-backed support for science innovation and education by tying a vote to stop it from reaching the...

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