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Ralph Hall
Chairman of the House Science Committee
In office
January 3, 2011 â€“ January 3, 2013
Speaker John Boehner
Preceded by Bart Gordon
Succeeded by Lamar S. Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas’s 4th district
In office
January 3, 1981 â€“ January 3, 2015
Preceded by Ray Roberts
Succeeded by John Ratcliffe
Member of the Texas Senate
from the 9th[1] district
In office
January 8, 1963 â€“ January 9, 1973
Preceded by Ray Roberts
Succeeded by Ron Clower
Personal details
Born Ralph Moody Hall
(1923-05-03) May 3, 1923 (age 93)
Fate, Texas, U.S.
Political party Republican (since 2004)
Democratic (1950–2004)
Spouse(s) Mary Ellen Hall (1944–2008, her death)
Children Hampton Hall
Brett Hall
Blakeley Hall
Residence Rockwall, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Southern Methodist University
Occupation Attorney
Religion Methodist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1942–1945
Rank Lieutenant
Battles/wars World War II

When the country is at war, you need to support the president.
I've always been conservative. I was born that way.
When you battle Nancy Pelosi as much as I have, you're bound to get a few wrinkles.
Ralph Hall
As policymakers, we need to foster an environment that allows U.S.-based innovators and entrepreneurs to compete and to flourish. Excessive regulations and bureaucratic red tape dramatically increase the cost of doing business and create uncertainty for companies.
Ralph Hall
It's kind of hard in politics to forget that you're a Democrat or a Republican and remember that you're a father and a grandfather… and that they're entitled to more than they're getting.
Ralph Hall
When you're as plain as I am, you've gotta have a gimmick.
I have always taken care of my body; I'm not a drinker, I've never smoked. And I've always exercised. That's all you have to do.
Ralph Hall
I figured there's nobody who's going to beat me or shoot me or crucify me. I can't help if people don't like me up there in Washington. I've got a district that I respect, and I think it respects me.
Ralph Hall
Even when EPA subjects its science to peer review, the agency often stacks the deck of supposedly independent advisory panels by including members who are EPA grant recipients.
Ralph Hall
I am 90. I can work day or night. I'm the same guy, but the polls show the effect of age. That's the issue.
Ralph Hall
I support both a Fair Tax and a Flat Tax plan that would dramatically streamline the tax system. A Fair Tax would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income with a single national tax on retail sales, while a Flat Tax would apply the same tax rate to all income with few if any deductions or exemptions.
Ralph Hall
President Obama wants to increase the size of government and raise taxes, while I support less government and more individual freedom.
Ralph Hall