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  1. Aye: Nay: Present: Sponsor: Co-Sponsor: Respecting Life Act International Financial Security Act Balanced Budget Amendment Protecting American Textile Manufacturing Act National Right-to-Work Act of 1987
  2. Press Office of David J. Hall Republican Congressman of Alabama's 1st District
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    David J. Hall (R-AL-1)

    @DMH Sorry about that. I forgot to delete it before posting it.
  4. Name: David Jefferson Hall Political Party: Republican Avatar: Bill Frist Faction: Christan Right Date of Birth: February 9th, 1941 Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama Place of Residence: Mobile, Alabama Religious Affiliation: Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Family Information: Father: Rufus Hall (Born in 1917) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Mother: Mary Hall (Born in 1915) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Sister: Caroline Hall (Born in 1947) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Brother: Austin Hall (Born in 1950) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Wife: Kathrine Hall (Born in 1941) (Born in Birmingham, Alabama) Son: Taylor Hall (Born in 1969) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Son: William Hall (Born in 1971) (Born in Mobile, Alabama ) Educational History: Bachelor of Political Science in Dukes University (1959-1963) Juris Doctor in Dukes University (1963-1966) Occupational History: Lawyer at Adams and Reese (1966-1975) State Representative from Mobile (1975--1985) Representative of Alabama's 1st Congressional District (1985-Present) Detailed Biography: David Was born in 1941. He was the first child. David was raised in a deeply religious and conservative family. His father, Rufus ran a successful local chain restaurant and his mother, Mary, was a housewife who often helped with the local church. His father also was a WW2 veteran who was seriously injured. He was nonetheless proud of his contribution to the war and often told war stories to anyone who would listen. His mother taught the bibble to David at a very young age and taught him Christian values very early in his life and so David also became religious. Both of his parents were politically active and often volunteered in elections to help the Republican candidates. His parents were one of the few Southerners who voted Republican mainly due to their fiscal, and later on social, conservatism. They also supported the Jim Crow laws and opposed the civil rights movement. David and his siblings also held similar views to their parents. David went to Dukes University on a scholarship. He got his masters degree in political science. His passion for politics derived from his parents and so he was also politically active in the university. He opposed any plans that would integrate the university with African Americans, opposed the counter-culture, opposed the anti war protests, joined in various religious activities and often volunteered to help in the election of both local and national Republicans. He promised to remain a virgin until he got married. He met his future wife and the love of his life, Kathrine, in the university. She was studying medicine so she could become a doctor. They spent most of their college years together and they got married after they both finished university in 1966. They went back to David's hometown, Mobile and started a new life together. Both David and Kathrine found jobs pretty quickly. Kathrine became a resident at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center and David got a job at the Adam and Reese law firm as a tax attorney. Through the years, they both became the top of their career fields. David made many connections with numerous influential business leaders and conservative organizations in Mobile. He, along with his wife, also continued to volunteer to help local and national Republican candidates which helped his credibility with the Republicans. He would, later on, use these connections to run for Alabama's House of Representatives in 1974. He won the Republican primary with ease as he got several important endorsements from both business leaders and religious organizations. However, he faced a strong challenge from the Democrats in an otherwise safe Republican district. His opponent was a conservative Democrat who agreed with David on most social and fiscal issues. The main issue of the race was David's support of Nixon even after Watergate and his previous highly racist remarks during university, such as describing people of color as "inferior human beings who don't deserve equal rights because God made them inferior to white people". Although David refused to refute his support for Nixon, as he believed that the radical liberal exaggerated his actions to oust him, his apologized for his racist remarks, stating that he has grown to recognize that people of other races are all equal in the eyes of the lord and that he has asked God forgiveness for his ignorance many times through the recent years. David won the election in a very narrow margin. He went on to get re-elected several times with much wider margins. Finally, after Representative Jack Edwards decided to retire in 1984, David through his hat in the ring and decided to run for the Republican primary. He again won the Republican primary with ease against the more moderate opponent. He managed to persuade both Reaganites with his fiscal conservatism and the Christian Right with his strong record of social conservatism. In the Democratic primary, a Frank McWright was nominated. The race was at first predicted to lean towards David but the Democrats still had a chance. However, David tried to bring up Ronald Reagan as much as possible, boasting and praising Reagan's achievements to try to ride on Reagan's cocktail. This attempt was a success and David managed to win the election for Alabam's 1st Congressional District. He went on to win the 1986 election unopposed.
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