Home

Ralph Hall Recovering From Hip Surgery After Accident

Hall, right, is recovering from hip surgery. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Texas Rep. Ralph M. Hall had hip surgery on Sunday, one day after he was injured in a car accident , his office said.  

Hall's staff sent reporters a statement Sunday that doctors at the Medical Center in Plano say the surgery was "successful," and that the Republican lawmaker will "make a full recovery."  

The 91-year-old congressman is "in good spirits," according to his office.  

The statement added that Hall "appreciates the thoughts and prayers of friends and colleagues" and will make a statement later.  

Hall, the oldest-serving member of congress, was injured Saturday when a car made a turn in front of the car he was in. A friend was behind the wheel. Neither of the drivers were injured.  

"He is grateful that the drivers of both vehicles were not injured and is grateful for the excellent care provided by the first responders and the doctors and nurses at Medical Center," read the statement from Hall's office.  

The World War II veteran was defeated in a Republican primary earlier this year , and will be leaving office at the end of the year after serving 17 terms.  

Related stories:  Ralph Hall Hospitalized After Car Accident in Texas Roll Call Election Map: Race Ratings for Every Seat Get breaking news alerts and more from Roll Call in your inbox or on your iPhone.

Topics: members