EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Former Rep. Ralph Hall, who served in the U.S. House, has died at age 95.
The Associated Press reported Hall’s death Thursday afternoon. Hall was the oldest-ever member of the House, the news organization reports. Hall became the oldest member in 2012.
He was 91 when he left office in 2014.
Hall was elected to Congress as a Democrat in 1980 to represent northeast Texas.
The 4th Congressional District currently includes Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Hopkins, Hunt, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Rains, Red River, Rockwall, and Titus counties. It also includes parts of Collin and Upshur counties.
The current representative of the 4th Congressional District is John Ratcliffe, a Republican.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released a statement on Hall’s passing Thursday afternoon.
“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,” Abbott wrote.