Ronald Quantrell was an Earth Alliance Senator. As of 2259, he was chairman of the Babylon 5 Senate Oversight Committee. He was a staunch humanocentrist and was hesitant to support the Babylon Project. Even so, he felt that Earth owed it to late-President Luis Santiago's memory to continue operating Babylon 5. He claimed that Earth-Alliance after rebuilding it's defenses it's ships where now capable of going to-to-toe with the Minbari and even hinting that Earth would now win with their new ships and weapons.