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J.E. 'Buster' Brown J.E. 'Buster' Brown
Full Name: James E. "Buster" Brown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 12, 1999 - Aug 29, 2002 77th (1)   76th   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
S 17 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   74th (2)   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
S 17 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (3) (4)   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria   Brazoria, Galveston, Harris
S 17 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd   71st (5)   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria Senate President Pro Tempore (71st)   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
S 17 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris
S 17 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (6)   67th   Republican Lake Jackson / Brazoria   Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Galveston, Matagorda
(1) Kyle Janek, in special election 11/5/2002, sworn 11/19/2002, succeeded James E. ["Buster"] Brown, resigned 8/29/2002. House note: Janek, sworn 11/19/2002, as senator, no successor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
(5) 71st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/29/1989; 1st C.S., elected 6/20/1989; and Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 7/19/1989. Senate Journal.
(6) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 77th Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 77th Legislative Session, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 75th Legislature, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J. E. "Buster" Brown, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. E. "Buster" Brown, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. E. "Buster" Brown, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J. E. "Buster" Brown, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E.'Buster' Brown, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. 'Buster' Brown, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 75th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 76th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Brown, James E. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Administration  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resource Public Interest Counsel (Co-Chair) 
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Water Resources (Co-Chair) 
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Infrastructure (Vice Chair) 
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Administration  
    Civil Justice, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Article III Agencies  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Natural Resources, Interim (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Title Insurance, Interim  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, Special  
    Water Resources Development and Management (Co-Chair) 
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Criminal Justice  
    Emissions and Clean Air, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee II (Vice Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Veteran Affairs (Chair) 
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Comptroller Sharp's Texas Performance Review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Domestic Violence, Interim  
    Family Code, Interim  
    International Relations, Trade and Technology  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Uniform Jury Handbook, Legislative Oversight (Co-Chair) 
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Congressional Districts  
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Oil Spills and Water Pollution Abatement  
    Waste Management Policy, Task Force on  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Child Support, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) (Vice Chair) 
    Municipal Utility Districts, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Protective Orders and State Employee Pension Plans (Co-Chair) 
    Space Science Industry Commission (Chair) 
    Waste Management Policy, Task Force on  
    Workfare, Special, Interim  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Administration (Vice Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Educational Quality  
    Hazardous Waste Disposal (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Beach Development  
    Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory, Special  
    Texas Disaster Act, Interim  
     

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