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Betty Andujar Betty Andujar
Full Name: Elizabeth "Betty" Andujar
Other surnames: Richards,
Date of birth: November 6, 1912
Date of death: June 8, 1997

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   66th   Republican Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
S 12 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   64th   Republican Fort Worth / Tarrant Senate President Pro Tem, Regular Session.   Tarrant
S 12 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd (1)   Republican Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Elizabeth (Betty) Richards Andujar, pp. 173-176. First Republican woman elected to Texas Senate, first Republican senator elected since Reconstruction. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. First Republican woman elected to Texas Senate. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session 1975.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature 1981.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Awarded the 'Truth in Lending Award'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.
  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Betty Andujar, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Betty Andujar, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Betty Andujar, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Betty Andujar, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Betty Andujar, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, east wall. GE.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.L2). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, east wall. GE.L2). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas .
  • Andujar, Elizabeth Richards (November 6, 1912 - June 8, 1997). First woman elected from Tarrant County to the Texas Senate. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Committee Informationtop
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Security at San Antonio State Hospital  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Vice Chair) 
     

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