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Oscar Mauzy Oscar Mauzy
Full Name: Oscar Holcombe Mauzy
Date of birth: November 9, 1926
Date of death: October 10, 2000

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 13, 1987 69th (1) (2)   68th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Tarrant
S 23 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (7) (8)   66th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Dean of the Senate. (67th)   Dallas
S 23 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   64th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd (9) (10)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas Senate President Pro Tempore (63rd)   Dallas
S 23 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (11)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
S 23 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   60th (12)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Journal does not indicate who assumed title of Dean of the Senate during the regular session. However, Chet Brooks served as chair of the senate caucus, an honor traditionally bestowed upon the dean, pp. 4-6, 69th Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Journal.
(2) Brooks and Mauzy shared seniority during the 69th Legislature, Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(3) Journal refers to Chet Brooks as Dean of the Senate, p. 10, 68th Legislature, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(4) Brooks and Mauzy shared seniority during the 68th Legislature, Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(5) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 4-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
(6) City: Grand Prairie. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
(7) 67th Legislature - Presentation of Deans of Senate, 1/13/1981, p. 8. [The Senate] selected 3 Members to serve as Deans of the Senate. Senator Brooks will serve the first 4 mos; Senator Mauzy the second 4 mos and Senator Snelson the last 4 mos of the year. Senate Journal.
(8) Senators Brooks, Mauzy, and Snelson shared the title of dean. See the Senate Journal, 67th Legislature, Vol. I, p. 8. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(9) 63rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/9/1973. Senate Journal.
(10) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(11) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(12) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 504. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 67. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 83. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 77th Legislature, R.S., SR 825. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 105-106; quoted on Texas ERA, p. 121. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2001.
  • 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.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War II, from 1944 to 1946. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named 'Dishonorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1983.
  • Named 'Dishonorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oscar Mauzy, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 60th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • In Memory: Oscar Mauzy. Dallas County Democrats.
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews. Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Memorial, March 2001, p. 318. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Committee Informationtop
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Administration  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Finance  
    Education  
    Farmworker Insurance  
    Higher Education  
    Judiciary, Select  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Rules, Special (Chair) 
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules (Chair) 
    Congressional and Legislative Redistricting, Oversight  
    Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim  
    Education  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    New Federalism, Task Force  
    Public Education, Select  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Congressional Panel  
    Rules of Evidence, Interim (Vice Chair) 
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Faculty Workload Requirements (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation  
    Public School Finance, Legislative Commission  
    State Involvement In and Administration of Student Loan Programs For Texas, Special, Interim (Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Administration  
    Education (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Select Subcommittee on DPS Surveillance (Chair) 
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Administration  
    Commerce and Industry  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Drug Study, Interim  
    Economic Development  
    Education (Chair) 
    Environment  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Personnel Policy (Chair) 
    Privacy  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public School Finance, Interim (Chair) 
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    Sales Tax, Interim  
    Teacher Retirement Benefits, Interim (Chair) 
    Unemployment Compensation and Workmen's Compensation Laws, Interim (Chair) 
    Urban Education (Chair) 
    Youth Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Automobile Insurance Rates (Chair) 
    Claims  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Delinquent Ad Valorem Tax  
    Drugs  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Programs and Relations (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Pipeline  
    Preschool Education Standards  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    Tort Claims Act (Chair) 
    Youth Affairs  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banking  
    Claims (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Governmental Immunity (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Slums and Slum Clearance  
     

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