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Statements by President Bush, Rep. Ratcliffe, Sen. Cornyn on death of Ralph Hall
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Mar 8, 2019
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Dallas, Texas -- Laura and I are deeply saddened that a good friend and a great Texan has died. Ralph Hall epitomized decency, class, and patriotism. Like my father, he was a Naval aviator in World War II who went on to serve in the United States House of Representatives. He faithfully represented Texans there for some 35 years, and our state and our country are better for it. Laura and I will miss Ralph and remember his example. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hampton, Brett, and Blakely.

Rep. Ratcliffe statement on
passing of Congressman Ralph Hall

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) released the following statement today on the passing of Congressman Ralph Hall:

“Today the 4th District of Texas lost a great leader, statesman and friend. From his defense of our nation during WWII through his time as our Representative in Congress, Ralph Hall lived a remarkable life dedicated selflessly to serving his fellow citizens. Congressman Hall leaves behind a timeless legacy that will forever be remembered and appreciated by generations of Texans. Michele and I are keeping Ralph’s family and loved ones in our prayers during this difficult time.”

Cornyn on former U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall’s passing

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) released the following statement in response to the news that former Congressman Ralph Hall passed away:

“Ralph Hall was a legend in Congress and a true friend to many of us,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “A member of the Greatest Generation, he led by example, serving first his country in World War II and then Texans with his whole heart. Heaven is gaining one of the best, and Sandy and I send our condolences to the Hall family as we mourn this great loss.”

Senator John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, is a member of the Senate Finance, Intelligence, and Judiciary Committees.