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.