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Preston Smith Preston Smith
Full Name: Preston Earnest Smith
Date of birth: March 8, 1912
Date of death: October 18, 2003

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (1) (2)   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock Senate President Pro Tempore (57th)   Andrews, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry, Yoakum
S 28 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   55th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Andrews, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry, Yoakum
H 119 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
H 119 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
H 119 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
(1) 57th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 1st C.S., elected 7/11/1961. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 624. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., HCR 50. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., SR 845. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 118. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HSR 148. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., SR 213. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., SR 758. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., HSR 34. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., HSR 192. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., HSR 15. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SCR 83. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • SMITH, PRESTON EARNEST (1912-2003). 40th Governor of Texas. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • 35th Lieutenant Governor: Preston Earnest Smith. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2005.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Preston Smith, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. The signing of HB 762, 62nd R.S. Standing behind Gov. Preston Smith, L-R Billy Williamson, Bill Bass, Ed Howard, Lindley Beckworth. Photo courtesy of the family of Billy H. Williamson., 62nd Legislature, Donated Material
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 55th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Governor of Texas 1969-1973. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • Birth date 3/7/1912. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.
  • Smith, Preston Earnest. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Public Health  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Education  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Public Health  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Aged Citizens  
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Utilize Available Space in Capitol Building  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Appropriations  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Printing  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    Water Code  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Appropriations  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Motor Traffic  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Motor Traffic  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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