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Ed Howard
Full Name: Vernon Edgar Howard
Date of birth: April 13, 1937
Date of death: July 2, 1998

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 8, 1985 - Sep 18, 1986 69th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie Senate President Pro Tempore (69th)   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Titus, Upshur
S 1 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (4)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Titus, Upshur
S 1 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   66th   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Red River, Titus
H 1 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Red River
H 1 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie
(1) 69th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 9/4/1986. Senate Journal.
(2) Richard Anderson, in special runoff election 9/13/1986, sworn 9/18/1986, succeeded V. Edgar Howard, who, to avoid appearance of conflict of interest, did not attend 2-3 C.S. except for his election as president pro tempore ad interim on 9/4/1986, but held office until successor sworn. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Special election 8/9/1986, runoff 9/13/1986. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(4) 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
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 61st Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 91. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., HSR 282. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., HSR 184. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., SR 407. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, R.S., SR 445. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 67. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 86. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HCR 126. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 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.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1983.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 62nd 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
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ed Howard, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. , 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Howard, Vernon Edgar. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    Nominations, Special (Chair) 
    Premium Tax Task Force  
    State Affairs  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Finance  
    Economic Development  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Industrial Development Bonds, Interim  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Chair) 
    State Properties, Special (Chair) 
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Administration (Vice Chair) 
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Fees and Grants, Interim  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Regional Intergovernmental Cooperation, Special  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Administration (Vice Chair) 
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Economic Development  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Environmental Affairs  
    Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks  
    Human Resources  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee on Exemptions  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Administration  
    Business and Marketing Affairs  
    Counties  
    Degree Plans  
    Highways and Roads  
    House Rules and Procedures  
    School Districts  
    Urban Affairs  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Claims  
    Elections  
    Governmental Affairs and Efficiency  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    State Contracting Procedures, Interim  
    Youth  
     

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