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HALL, Ralph Moody, a Representative from Texas; born in Fate, Rockwall County, Tex.,
May 3, 1923; graduated from Rockwall High School, Rockwall, Tex.; attended
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tex., 1943; attended University of
Texas, Austin, Tex., 1946-1947; LL.B., Southern Methodist University, Dallas,
Tex., 1951; 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 five succeeding Congresses
(January 5, 2004-present); chair, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
(One Hundred Twelfth Congress).