Hal Rounds Biography

Hal was born in Pasadena in 1944. His father was in the Navy and his mother had been drafting aircraft components at Douglas Aviation during World War II. Hal’s brother and sister are both younger. They were all raised in the Los Angeles area, and Hal graduated in 1962 from Granada Hills High School. He attended college, graduating from the University of California in Santa Barbara in 1966 with a degree in economics. Hal was married in early 1967, then joined the U.S. Air Force, where his specialty was munitions. His first duty assignment after training was at Bien Hoa Air Base in Vietnam, where he arrived shortly after the Tet Offensive began in 1968. His first son was born while he was in Vietnam. Upon return, he finished his Air Force service, and worked for office machine companies until he began his career at a new air express company – Federal Express. Early in his FedEx career, Hal moved to Memphis, and at that time was divorced. Here he met Micki, and soon their long marriage began. Hal retired after 25 years at FedEx working in sales, customer service and global operations. At the age of 47 Hal began law school at the University of Memphis, while working full time at FedEx. Getting his law degree at the age of 50, Hal practiced for some time before moving to Fayette County. Hal retired in 1999, and he and Micki built their home in Fayette County, themselves. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. Hal has spent several years conducting “Constitution Refresher” classes across the country, in an effort to revive understanding of this foundation of our freedoms. He has been active as an involved citizen, and his articles and letters have been published in national and local journals, both in print and on line. He has become increasingly involved in critical issues across Tennessee, from education and textbook content to seizures of property in the name of law enforcement, annexation, second Amendment rights and federal involvement in state issues. Hal’s interests in historical and constitutional subjects are rounded out with woodworking, running, shooting, and automotive hobbies.