Cornyn Memorializes Al Hill, Jr. on Senate Floor


In: All News   Posted 12/06/2017
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‘Al positively impacted the lives of more people than I can count, including mine, and I simply want to say how much we will miss him.’

WASHINGTON –On the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the legacy of philanthropist and businessman Al G. Hill, Jr. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here

“I'd like to begin my comments today by offering my condolences to the family of my friend Al Hill, Jr. Al was the oldest grandson of the legendary Texas oil man H.L. Hunt, and he passed away last Saturday.”

“Al was many things to many people. We shared in common… the fact that we both went to Trinity University, but the difference between us is that Al was a star tennis player, and I was not. He later popularized the sport as President of the World Championship of Tennis.”

“During the rest of his career following his education, he worked in the energy industry and was a commercial real estate developer, and most of us knew him as a prominent philanthropist, along with the entire Hill family.”

“Al positively impacted the lives of more people than I can count, including mine, and I simply want to say how much we will miss him.”