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Texas Rep. Hall to be oldest
US House member ever

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/25/2012 1:25:29 PM

DALLAS — When Ralph Hall was elected to the U.S. House in 1980 at the age of 57, he had already served in the Navy in World War II, built a successful business career and served in Texas´ state government for many years. On Christmas Day, the North Texas congressman will become the oldest person ever to serve in the U.S. House, surpassing the record of North Carolina Rep. Charles Manly Stedman, who died in office in 1930 at age 89 years, 7 months and 25 days. Hall, who turns 90 on May 3, became the oldest House member

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: angrywhitedude, 12/25/2012 2:19:38 PM     (No. 9083190)

Ralph should have retired long ago to spend time with his great, great, great, great grandchildren.

The only way we can get rid of these old Congress fossils is for them to die! We need new blood and new ideas. Not worn out RINOs long past their expiration date.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: navybrat, 12/25/2012 2:36:12 PM     (No. 9083197)

No one that old should be (serving?) in the house or senate.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pinger, 12/25/2012 3:35:36 PM     (No. 9083257)

Unfortunately our founding fathers didn´t have the foresight to put an age limitation on members of the legislature. They ill-imagined that people would get their fish hook-teeth around the public teat and hold on forever. I propose their departure age to be 65, or after twelve years in office...which ever comes first...and then they can collect social security benefits at whatever age their collective ignorance assigns to the the rest of us...the great unwashed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: woodsman, 12/25/2012 8:45:35 PM     (No. 9083503)

Term limits...even though he´s one of ours career pols are a big part of the problem

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Reply 5 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/25/2012 8:47:19 PM     (No. 9083506)

My niece lives in Rockwall. It sure is growing, used to be little when they moved there. Congressman Hall has served honorably and well. However, this silliness of these guys staying in office until they die (not until they cannot do the job) is so ridiculous. We have to stop this stuff.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kristen, 12/25/2012 8:54:04 PM     (No. 9083514)

Different people age differently. I would rather have him than that clown senator from Minnesota.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: texaspast, 12/25/2012 10:32:59 PM     (No. 9083598)

At one time I was in Ralph´s district. He´s no Rino. He is an old-time Texas conservative democrat - from back when there were liberal dems and conservative dems in Texas, and the republicans were somewhere in between (think GHW Bush). Ralph has done a good job, is still doing a good job, is reliably conservative and it is good to have some members of congress who actually REMEMBER history.

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