Hall at a hearing in 2002. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Rep. Ralph M. Hall, R-Texas, lost his re-election bid last night, and so when the 114th Congress convenes next year, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee will be without a long-time fixture.
The 91 year-old, known for his sense of humor deployed with a Southern drawl, has held a seat on the committee since the start of his tenure in the House more than three decades ago. He was chairman in 2011 and 2012.
Your Technocrat blogger contributed to CQ’s 2013 profile on Hall, who represents a portion of the Dallas exurbs in the northeastern part of the state. Here’s an excerpt: Full story