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Olan Van Zandt Olan Van Zandt
Full Name: Olan Rogers Van Zandt
Date of birth: March 19, 1890
Date of death: December 10, 1985

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 12, 1943 47th (1) (2) (3)   46th (4)   Democrat Tioga / Grayson Dean of the Senate, (47th)   Cooke, Fannin, Grayson
S 9 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (5) (6)   44th (7)   Democrat Tioga / Grayson Senate President Pro Tempore (45th)   Cooke, Fannin, Grayson
H 44-1 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd   Democrat Tioga / Grayson   Grayson
H 44-1 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Tioga / Grayson   Grayson
H 44-1 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Tioga / Grayson   Grayson
H 44-1 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Tioga / Grayson   Grayson
(1) Journal does not indicate who assumed title of Dean of the Senate during the regular session. However, Olan Van Zandt served as chair of the senate caucus, an honor traditionally bestowed upon the dean, pp. 9-11. Senate Journal.
(2) Lists Cotten, Hill, Weaver Moore, Shivers, Sulak, and Van Zandt as having most seniority, 47th Legislature. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(3) Caucus report for 47th Legislature, 1st called session signed, Olan R. Van Zandt, Dean of the Senate, p. 10, Senate Journal.
(4) 46th Legislature - 1/10/1939, p. 2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators-Elect." Senate Journal.
(5) 45th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 1st C.S., elected 5/27/1937. Senate Journal.
(6) 45th Legislature - 1/12/1937, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators. . .who were Members of the Forty-fourth Legislature and whose terms of office continue for the duration of the Forty-fifth Legislature." Senate Journal.
(7) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Photographs
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Olan Van Zandt, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 47th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Interment in Tioga Cemetery, Tioga, Grayson County, TX. Birth date 3/19/1890. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Memorial, July 1986, p. 800. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Committee Informationtop
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Agriculture  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations of Governor  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules  
    Rural Aid Advisory, Special  
    State Affairs  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Agriculture  
    Civil Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Nominations of Governor  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Compact with Oklahoma Relative to Use of Red River by Texas Citizens, Special  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Rural Aid to Schools, Special  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Representative Districts (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Texas Independence Day, Special  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Alleged Assault on Representative Burns, Investigate, Special  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judicial Redistricting Committee (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    State Affairs  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judiciary  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
     

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