North Texas' Hall to become oldest U.S. House member
Rep. Ralph Hall of North Texas is set to become the oldest member of the U.S. House ever, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.
On Monday, the Republican from Rockwall tied North Carolina Rep. Charles Manly Stedman, who died in office in 1930 at 89 years, 7 months and 25 days old. Hall earlier this month had already become the oldest member ever to cast a vote.
Hall recently won re-election to his 17th term from his North Texas district.
It's more common for senators to stay longer in office, in part because senators run for re-election every six years instead of every two.
Hall describes himself as "just an old guy" who has "lived pretty clean."
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