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John Traeger John Traeger
Full Name: John A. Traeger
Date of birth: July 6, 1921
Date of death: December 16, 1994

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 21 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 13, 1987 69th   68th (1)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Atascosa, Bee, Bexar, Comal, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, Kinney, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Starr, Uvalde, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
S 21 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (2)   66th   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe Senate President Pro Tempore (67th)   Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
S 21 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   64th   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
S 21 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd (3)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Atascosa, Bexar, Dimmit, Duval, Frio, Guadalupe, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen, Maverick, Medina, Starr, Webb, Wilson, Zapata, Zavala
H 41 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Wilson
H 41 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Wilson
H 41 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Comal, Gonzales, Guadalupe
H 57 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall
H 57 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (4)   Democrat Seguin / Guadalupe   Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall
(1) 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.
(2) 67th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/13/1981. Senate Journal.
(3) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., SR 669. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 281. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 67. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 82. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., HR 1059. Memorializing 35 members who died in the past two years. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SCR 12. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • 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 Army Air Corps, World War II; Texas National Guard, Colonel (Retired). 74th Legislature, R.S., SCR 12. "He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II and retired as a colonel with the Texas National Guard after 34 years of service." Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Texas National Guard, Brigadier General (Retired). Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Traeger, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Clean Air  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    State Affairs  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Organization and Management  
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Hazardous Waste Disposal  
    Indigent Health Care, Task Force on  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    Rules, Special  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    New Federalism, Task Force  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Legislative Panel  
    Regional Intergovernmental Cooperation, Special (Vice Chair) 
    State-Municipal Planning, Interim  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Gasohol, Special (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules (Chair) 
    Border Trade and Tourism, Special  
    Finance  
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Uniform Group Insurance for Public School Teachers and Employees  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Administration (Vice Chair) 
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Border Trade and Tourism, Special  
    Finance  
    Higher Education in South Texas  
    Higher Education in South Texas, Interim  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Liquor Regulation  
    Public Health  
    Urban Affairs  
    Water Districts, Interim (Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Economizing in State Government  
    Insurance  
    Preschool Education Standards  
    Public Health  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Urban Affairs  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Appropriations  
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Urban Affairs (Chair) 
    Urban Affairs Committee of the Southern Conference of the Council of State Governments  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Common Carriers  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Municipal and Private Corporations (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Motor Traffic  
    Non-academic and Psychological Testing in Schools  
    State Affairs  
     

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