Former Congressman and US Ambassador Tony Hall was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is one of the leading advocates for hunger relief programs and improving international human rights conditions in the world. He served the Third District of Ohio for more than 20 years and was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in September 2002, "putting into action America's commitment to alleviate hunger and build hope in the world."
Ambassador Hall was a founding member of the Select Committee on Hunger and served as its chairman from 1989 until it was abolished in 1993. In response to the abolishment of the Hunger Committee, in April 1993, Mr. Hall fasted for 22 days in order to draw attention to the needs of hungry people in the United States and around the world. Ambassador Tony Hall is also founder and was chairman of the Congressional Hunger Center, a non-governmental organization dedicated to fighting hunger by developing leaders.