Former Texas Representative Ralph Hall has died at the age of 95, according to his longtime strategist.
Hall, who also holds the distinction of oldest-ever member of the U.S. House of Representatives, passed away at his home Thursday morning. He became oldest member of the House in 2012, breaking the record of North Carolina Rep. Charles Manly Stedman, who died in office at age 89.
Hall was first elected as a Democrat in 1980, before becoming a Republican in 2004, backed by his friend George W. Bush. He was defeated in 2014 in a primary upset.