[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 183 (Tuesday, November 29, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1184]
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                           HON. MICHAEL GUEST

                             of mississippi

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, November 29, 2022

  Mr. GUEST. Madam Speaker, it is my privilege to recognize the life of 
former Mississippi Transportation Commissioner, Dick Hall. Commissioner 
Hall committed his life to the service of his fellow man through a long 
and distinguished career, and I rise today to recognize him as a 
dedicated leader whose example will continue to inspire many who wish 
to make the world around them a better place for their neighbors, 
friends, and family.
  As a transportation commissioner for the State of Mississippi for 
over 20 years, Commissioner Hall was an outspoken advocate for 
providing additional revenue to improve Mississippi's infrastructure 
system. Before being elected to this post, Commissioner Hall served for 
three terms in the Mississippi Senate and three terms in the 
Mississippi House of Representatives, representing my home county of 
Rankin in the State Legislature throughout a noteworthy career. 
Commissioner Hall also served our country as a Lieutenant in the United 
States Army.
  Commissioner Hall was fond of saying, ``We're not just building a 
transportation system. We're building an economy,'' which was a quip 
that was born out in the many projects he spearheaded. He oversaw the 
opening of the U.S. Highway 82 Mississippi River Bridge; the widening 
of Lakeland Drive in Jackson; the Highway 463 Single Point Urban 
Interchange project in Madison; two phases of the STACK interchange 
connecting Jackson, Pearl, and Brandon; projects throughout the Metro 
Jackson area from Canton to Crystal Springs; the Nissan Parkway; and 
countless rehabilitation projects throughout Mississippi's Central 
District. Commissioner Hall's tireless effort was vital in creating a 
modern infrastructure system and a strong Mississippi economy that has 
created better lives for those who call our state home.
  For his numerous accomplishments and industrious spirit, Commissioner 
Hall received many accolades and awards, including the Hugh L. White 
Free Enterprise Award, the Friend of Education Award, Conservation 
Legislator of the Year, and Alumnus of the Year by the Mid-Mississippi 
Chapter of the Mississippi State University Alumni Association.
  Commissioner Hall was an extraordinary person who will be remembered 
by those who had the pleasure of meeting him or working alongside him. 
His legacy of a deep respect and dedication to our state will endure.
  It is my honor to recognize the life of Commissioner Dick Hall for 
the many contributions he made to our state and our Nation, and I ask 
my colleagues in the House to join me in recognizing his service and 
commitment to Mississippi and to the United States of America.