Fifty-sixth Texas Legislature

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The 56th Texas Legislature met from January 13, 1959, to May 7, 1959, and in three special sessions from May to August of that same year. All members present during this session were elected in the 1958 general elections.

Sessions[edit]

Regular Session: January 13, 1959 – May 12, 1959

1st Called Session: May 18, 1959 – June 16, 1959

2nd Called Session: June 17, 1959 – July 16, 1959

3rd Called Session: July 17, 1959 – Aug 6, 1959

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]

Jarrard Secrest (D), Andrew J. “Andy” Rogers (D), Abraham “Chick” Kazen (D), Frank Owen, III (D)

House[edit]

Members[edit]

Senate[edit]

House[edit]

The House was composed of 150 Democrats.

House members included future Congressmen Robert Eckhardt, Kika de la Garza and Joe Pool, as well as future Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, future Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr, and future Land Commissioner Jerry Sadler.

Sources[edit]

  • Legislative Reference Library of Texas, [1]

External links[edit]