JUST IN: Oldest-Ever Member of US House Passes Away, Age 95

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March 07, 2019Mar 07, 2019

The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives has just passed away. Former Texas Rep. Ralph Hall has died at the age of 95.

"Ed Valentine, Hall's longtime strategist, said the Republican and World War II veteran died at his home in Rockwall on Thursday morning. Asked about a cause of death, Valentine simply cited Hall's age, saying he hadn't been suffering from any known long term ailments," reported KTVB.

Hall was well into his senior years when he was last involved in politics. He was defeated in the 2014 Republican primary at the age of 91.

"Hall, who flew Hellcat fighters during World War II, was known in Congress for promoting NASA and energy production. Hailing from the town of Rockwall, he was fond of saying that he voted with his party often but always voted with his district. But he was probably most popular for mailing or personally dolling out pennies fitted with a special silver band bearing his name," reported KTVB.

Only three Senators have been older than Hall during their time in office. Hall was well regarded by thousands of voters as well as hundreds of fellow politicians. Many remembered him kindly. Former President George W. Bush released a statement about Hall's passing.

Please join us in praying for his family during this time. While it is always tough to lose someone close to us, we pray that they are comforted by the many years they had together and by their faith in our Lord.

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