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Carlos F. Truan Carlos F. Truan
Full Name: Carlos Flores Truan
Date of birth: June 9, 1935
Date of death: April 10, 2012

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   76th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces Dean of the Senate. (77th)
Dean of the Senate. (76th)  
Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   74th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces Dean of the Senate. (75th)
Dean of the Senate. (74th)  
Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (4) (5)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Bee, Brooks, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio
S 20 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd   71st   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th (6)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces Senate President Pro Tempore (69th)   Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (7)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Brooks, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (8)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Bee, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Willacy
S 20 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Bee, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Willacy
H 48-2 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Nueces
H 48-2 Jan 16, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd (9)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Nueces
H 45-2 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kleberg, Nueces
H 45-2 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kleberg, Nueces
(1) 74th Legislature - Announcement, 1/10/1995, p. 8. The President announced to the Senate that Sen. Carlos Truan of Nueces Co. is the first Hispanic to be Dean of the Texas Senate. The Senate extended its congratulations to Sen. Truan, Dean of the Senate. Senate Journal.
(2) See the Senate Journal, 74th Legislature, Vol. I, p. 8. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(3) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 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.
(6) 69th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/27/1985; 1st C.S., elected 5/28/1985; Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 5/30/1985; 2nd C.S., elected 8/6/1986; 3rd C.S., elected 9/8/1986; and Ad Interim 3rd C.S., elected 9/30/1986. Senate Journal.
(7) 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.
(8) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1982 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(9) Not present at organization of the House 1/9/1973. Oath of office administered 1/16/1973, p. 102. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 68th Legislature, R.S., SR 840. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., HCR 122. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., SR 581. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, R.S., SR 4. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 73rd Legislature, R.S., SR 1201. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SR 4, congratulating the new Dean of the Senate, Senator Carlos F. Truan. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Hispanic Journal, 2000 Legislative Guide, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, Senator Carlos F. Truan, Dean of the Texas Senate, by Raoul Trajo and Vicki R. Yancy; Senador Carlos F. Truan, Decano del Senado de Texas (Spanish translation). Minutes, Senate Committee on International Relations, Trade, and Technology, 1993.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2013.
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Biographical sketch, 77th Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature, 1979.
  • 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.
  • Photo and biographical sketch. Tribute to the Mexican American Legislators of Texas, 1978.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 2001.
  • Given 'Special Exemption'. Best and Worst Legislators 1991.
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1989.
  • Named 'Boss of the Year, Senate Division'. Best and Worst Legislators 1985.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos Truan, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos Truan, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos Truan, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos Truan, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos Truan, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Carlos F. Truan, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • 61st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Retired state Sen. Carlos Truan, 76, dies Tuesday evening at his home," 4/10/2012. Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer.
  • Mentioned in "Politicos Conflictivos: Lawsuits, Kickbacks, and the Boogie Man Sink Corpus Christi Democrats Into Disarray," 1/30/2004. Texas Observer.
  • Truan, Carlos Flores. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Private Activity Bonds  
    State Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Chair) 
    76th R.S. - 1999
    21st Century Colleges and Universities, Special  
    Border Affairs, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Graduate Medical Education  
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Major State Investments  
    Veteran Affairs and Military Installations (Chair) 
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Administration (Vice Chair) 
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Articles II and VIII Agencies  
    Housing, Interim  
    International Relations, Trade, and Technology (Chair) 
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources, Interim  
    North American Free Trade Agreement, Interim (Chair) 
    Transportation, Interim  
    Water Resources Development and Management  
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Administration  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee I  
    Health and Human Services  
    International Relations, Trade and Technology (Chair) 
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    International Relations, Trade and Technology (Chair) 
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    Rate and Policy Form Regulation, Select  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Legislative Districts  
    Finance  
    Finance, Interim  
    Health and Human Services (Vice Chair) 
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services (Vice Chair) 
    Higher Education, Select  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services (Chair) 
    Legislative Redistricting, Select  
    Oil Spills and Water Pollution Abatement  
    Public Education, Select  
    Toxic Air Emissions and Greenhouse Effect, Select  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services (Chair) 
    Higher Education in South Texas (Co-Chair) 
    Waste Management Policy, Task Force on  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Coastline Rehabilitation, Interim  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health and Human Resources  
    Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health Services (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    Texas Shrimp and Oyster Industry, Interim  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Teachers  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Hazardous Waste Disposal  
    Health and Human Resources  
    Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health (Chair) 
    Higher Education  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Texas Disaster Act, Interim  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Education  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Beaches  
    Border Trade and Tourism, Special  
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Special Subcommittee on Rural Health Care Services (Chair) 
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Health and Welfare  
    Labor  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Human Resources (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24) Subcommittee on Public School Finance, Interim  
    Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    History of Members of the Texas Legislature  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Poverty/Office of Economic Opportunity (Vice Chair) 
    Public Education  
    Resolutions and Interim Activities  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Federal Relations  
    Franchising and Multi-level Distributorships  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Public Education  
     

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