Honorable Ralph M. Hall (R)
Profession: Attorney, Businessman
Home Town: Rockwall
TCU; University of Texas at Austin; LLB-Southern Methodist University
United States Navy, 1942-1945; lawyer, private practice; business executive; Rockwall County, Tex., judge, 1950-1962; member of the Texas state senate, 1962-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-seventh and to the eleven succeeding Congresses; changed from a Democrat to a Republican on January 5, 2004 (January 3, 1981-January 5, 2004); served as a Republican in the One Hundred Eighth, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (January 5, 2004 to present).