Fifty-first Texas Legislature

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The 51st Texas Legislature met from January 11, 1949 to July 6, 1949. All members present during this session were elected in the 1948 general elections.

Sessions[edit]

Regular Session: January 11, 1949 - July 6, 1949

Party summary[edit]

Senate[edit]

Affiliation Members Note
  Democratic Party 31
Total 31

House[edit]

Affiliation Members Note
  Democratic Party 150
Total 150

Officers[edit]

Senate[edit]

  • Lieutenant Governor: Allan Shivers (D) until September 1, 1949. Upon the death of Governor Beauford H. Jester, he became Governor and the Office of Lieutenant Governor was vacant.
  • President Pro Tempore: Kyle Vick (D)

George C. Morris (D)
Grady Hazlewood (D)
Wardlow W. Lane (D)

House[edit]

  • Speaker of the House: Durwood Manford (D)

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

House[edit]

The House was composed of 150 Democrats.

House members included future Governors Preston Smith and Dolph Briscoe, and future Congressmen Jack Brooks, Bob Casey, Abraham Kazen and J.T. Rutherford.

Sources[edit]

  • Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, 1949-51. A.H. Belo Corporation, Dallas, Texas.

External links[edit]