|U.S. Rep Hall to speak at A&M-Commerce’s� Constitution Day Sept. 18|
|From Staff Reports|
Sept. 14, 2006 -- COMMERCE, Texas� -- Congressman Ralph Hall of Rockwall will be the keynote speaker at a Constitution Day observance at Texas A&M University-Commerce on Monday, Sept. 18.
The public is invited to the program at 10 a.m. in the Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
Representing the Fourth Congressional District in Texas, Hall was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980.
Hall serves as chairman of the Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee. He also serves on the Health Subcommittee and the Environment and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee.
In addition to his Energy and Commerce appointments, Hall serves on the Science Committee with subcommittee assignments on Energy and Space and Aeronautics.
A native of Fate, he served as Rockwall County judge between 1950 and 1962. The lawmaker served in the Texas Senate from 1962 to 1972, where he served as president pro tempore in 1968-1969.
A World War II Navy veteran, Hall attended the University of Texas at Austin and Texas Christian University, and received his LL.B. from Southern Methodist University in 1951. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1951 and had a private law practice in Rockwall for many years.
Hall is known for his support of legislation benefiting the oil and gas industry in the Fourth District and the State of Texas, veterans, and transportation in his district, and through the years has been a fiscal conservative.
The 10th Annual Constitution Day will be celebrated across the nation on Sept. 18. The mission of the observance is to perpetuate the Constitution to each succeeding generation, especially in America's schools.