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Robert Duncan Robert Duncan
Full Name: Robert L. Duncan

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 8, 2013 - Jul 3, 2014 83rd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Baylor, Borden, Childress, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Cottle, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Eastland, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Hale, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Irion, Jones, Kent, Kimble, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Sterling, Stonewall, Sutton, Taylor, Terry, Throckmorton, Tom Green, Upton, Ward, Wilbarger
S 28 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   81st (5)   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock Senate President Pro Tempore (81st)   Armstrong, Borden, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Coke, Collingsworth, Concho, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Irion, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Wheeler
S 28 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   79th   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Armstrong, Borden, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Coke, Collingsworth, Concho, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Irion, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Wheeler
S 28 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th (6)   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Armstrong, Borden, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Coke, Collingsworth, Concho, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Donley, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Hockley, Irion, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Scurry, Sterling, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Wheeler
S 28 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   76th   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Borden, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, El Paso, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Reagan, Reeves, Sterling, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Ward
S 28 Dec 22, 1996 - Jan 12, 1999 75th (7)   74th (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Borden, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, El Paso, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Reagan, Reeves, Sterling, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Ward
H 84 Jan 10, 1995 - Dec 22, 1996 74th (8) (9) (10) (11) (12)   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Lubbock
H 84 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd   Republican Lubbock / Lubbock   Lubbock
(1) Proclamation, 7/22/2014, Ordering special election in Senate District 28 on 9/9/2014 to serve unexpired term of Robert Duncan. Governor Rick Perry.
(2) Duncan resignation letter dated 7/3/2014, effective 7/3/2014. Office of the Governor.
(3) 83rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/23/2013, SR 36, pp. 81-82. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) In Senate, Charles Perry, in special election 9/9/2014, sworn 9/30/2014, succeeded unexpired term of Robert Duncan, resigned 7/3/2014. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(5) 81st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/13/2009. Senate Journal.
(6) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) 75th Legislature - Isett oath of office date. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Seniority Order.
(8) Sworn in the House of Representatives 1/4/1995. Oaths of Office.
(9) Robert Duncan, in special election 12/10/1996, sworn 12/22/1996, succeeded John T. Montford, resigned 8/22/1996. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(10) Duncan did not resign House seat; it became vacant when he took Senate oath of office 12/22/1996. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office.
(11) 1996 November Special Election; 1996 Special Runoff Election. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(12) Montford resignation date 8/22/1996; Duncan oath of office date 12/22/1996. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Election of President Pro Tempore, 81st Legislature, Regular Session, Senator Robert Duncan, nominating speeches and address by President Pro Tempore, 1/13/2009, pp. 9-18. Senate Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Texas Legislature's 75th Session Takes Shape," September 1996. Insurance Journal: The Property/Casualty Magazine of Texas.
  • Biographical sketch, "TCJL's 'Eleven Best' Legislators," July 1999, pp. 1, 3. Texas Civil Justice League Advocate.
  • Biographical sketch, "The Exterminator: Sen. Robert Duncan Goes Beyond Tort Reform, Tackling the Millennium Bug and Boll Weevils," by Janet Elliott, Volume 15, Number 14, 6/14/1999, p. 9. Texas Lawyer.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, "Best freshman legislator of the year," Summer 1993. Texas Public Employee, 1963.
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 77th Legislative Session, 2001.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 75th Legislature, 1997.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 79th Legislative Session, 2005.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 80th Legislative Session, 2007.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 81st Legislative Session, 2009.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 82nd Legislative Session, 2011.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 83rd Legislative Session, 2013.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 73rd Legislature, Members of the 72nd Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 79th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 80th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Duncan, 82nd Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph, Flip Book Photographs: Texas House of Representatives, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber, west wall. 2E.8). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Honorable Mention, "Legislative Stars Shine Through Difficult Session," Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 1995, pp. 8-9, 29 The Classroom Teacher: The Magazine of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.
  • Duncan chosen Freshman of the Year, 73rd Legislature, Lubbock Area Foundation.
  • Duncan chosen Freshman of the Year, 73rd Legislature. Senator Robert Duncan website. Texas Senate.
  • Committee Informationtop
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Education  
    Finance  
    Higher Education  
    Higher Education Governance, Excellence, and Transparency, Select Oversight  
    Natural Resources  
    Redistricting, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee to Study Public School Finance System, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters (Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee on Public Education Funding  
    Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Commitments of Individuals with Mental Retardation, Select  
    Finance  
    Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    Public School Finance Weights, Allotments, and Adjustments, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Windstorm Insurance, Oversight  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Capital Funding for Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources  
    Power of Eminent Domain, Interim  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool Deficit, Interim  
    Windstorm Coverage and Budgetary Impact, Interim  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance  
    Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Long-Term Care, Legislative Oversight  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Water Policy, Select  
    Water Policy, Select, Subcommittee on Lease of State Water Rights  
    Workers' Compensation, Select, Interim  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Defendant's Competency, Task Force (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Health Services  
    Jurisprudence  
    Long Term Care Legislative Oversight (Chair) 
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Personal Privacy Task Force  
    Redistricting, Special  
    Water Resources (Co-Chair) 
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Border Affairs, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Major State Investments (Chair) 
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Tobacco Settlement Proceeds  
    Redistricting  
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Civil Justice, Interim  
    Criminal Justice  
    Economic Development  
    Funding Issues in Education, Interim  
    Gangs and Juvenile Justice, Interim  
    Hopwood, and State Contract and Employment Practices, Special  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    State Affairs, Interim  
    Tax Reform and Public School Finance, Select  
    Workforce Development Legislative Oversight  
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Affairs  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Higher Education  
    Insurance  
     

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