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Teel Bivins Teel Bivins
Full Name: Miles Teel Bivins
Date of birth: November 22, 1947
Date of death: October 26, 2009

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 12, 2004 78th (1) (2) (3)   Republican Amarillo / Potter   Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Crane, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Howard, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Martin, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Yoakum
S 31 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   76th (4)   Republican Amarillo / Potter Senate President Pro Tempore (76th)   Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Winkler, Yoakum
S 31 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   74th (5)   Republican Amarillo / Potter   Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Winkler, Yoakum
S 31 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (6) (7)   Republican Amarillo / Potter   Andrews, Armstrong, Bailey, Carson, Cochran, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Gray, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Yoakum
S 31 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd   71st   Republican Amarillo / Potter   Armstrong, Bailey, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Collingsworth, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Lamb, Lipscomb, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, Wheeler
(1) Member resigning effective 1/12/2004. "Candidates statewide gearing up for '04." Houston Chronicle.
(2) Kel Seliger, in special election 2/17/2004, sworn 3/2/2004, succeeded Teel M. Bivins, resigned 1/12/2004. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 76th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/12/1999. Senate Journal.
(5) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) 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.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 71st Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 58. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2011.
  • Photo and biographical sketch included in "Texas Government Insider," September 2008. Strategic Partnerships, Inc., 2008.
  • Biographical sketch, "TCJL's 'Eleven Best' Legislators," July 1999, pp. 1, 3. Texas Civil Justice League Advocate.
  • Biographical sketch, "Movers and Shakers: Meet the Legislators Who Make the Decisions About Public Education," March 1995, pp. 13-17. Texas Lone Star.
  • Biographical sketch, 77th Legislature. Texas Senate.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 78th Legislative Session, 2003.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 2003.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1997.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1993.
  • Named one of the 'Rookies of the Year'. Best and Worst Legislators 1989.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Teel Bivins, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 78th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). 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.
  • Memorial, January 2010, p. 69. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer.
  • Committee Informationtop
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Government Organization  
    International Relations and Trade  
    Jurisprudence  
    Public School Finance, Select  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Education (Chair) 
    Electric Utility Restructuring Legislative Oversight  
    Natural Resources  
    Public School Finance, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Water Resources  
    76th R.S. - 1999
    21st Century Colleges and Universities, Special  
    Agriculture Policy  
    Border Affairs, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Chair) 
    Electric Utility Restructuring, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Civil Justice, Interim  
    Education (Chair) 
    Education, Interim (Chair) 
    Electric Utility Restructuring, Interim  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee on Articles I, VI, and VII Agencies  
    Funding Issues in Education, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Hopwood, and State Contract and Employment Practices, Special  
    International Relations, Trade, and Technology  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Natural Resources, Interim  
    Tax Reform and Public School Finance, Select (Vice Chair) 
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee I (Chair) 
    Initiative and Referendum, Interim  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Nominations, Special (Chair) 
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Home Equity Lending, Interim  
    International Relations, Trade and Technology  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Review of the Central Education Agency, Select  
    School Facilities, Interim (Chair) 
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Legislative Districts  
    Education  
    Education, Interim  
    Finance  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Jurisprudence  
    Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Texas State Technical Institute  
     

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