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Tom Creighton Tom Creighton
Full Name: Thomas W. "Tom" Creighton
Date of birth: February 26, 1927
Date of death: April 28, 1997

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Bosque, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Stephens, Wise, Young
S 22 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (1)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Bosque, Comanche, Cooke, Denton, Eastland, Erath, Hill, Hood, Jack, Johnson, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Somervell, Stephens, Wise, Young
S 22 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (2)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Clay, Eastland, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Tarrant, Wise
S 22 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   60th (3)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Clay, Eastland, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Tarrant, Wise
S 22 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (4)   58th (5)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto Senate President Pro Tempore (59th)   Callahan, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Wise
S 22 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (6)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Callahan, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Stephens, Wise
(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 59th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/12/1965. Senate Journal.
(5) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 61st Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 3. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 187. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 227. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., SR 160. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., SR 484. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 75th Legislature, R.S., SR 614. 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.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War II. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Tom Creighton, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 57th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews. Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Committee Informationtop
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Governor's Mansion, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Election Code Revision  
    Finance  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    Textile Industry Development  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Economic Development (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    Special Districts, Special  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    County, District and Urban Affairs  
    Environment  
    Finance  
    Foreign Livestock Trade and Grain Development  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Privacy  
    Special Districts  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation (Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agriculture and Industry  
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Aircraft  
    Automobile Insurance Rates  
    County, District, and Urban Affairs  
    Election Law  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Oil and Gas  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Urban Affairs  
    Water (Vice Chair) 
    Water and Conservation (Chair) 
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banking  
    Charitable Immunity  
    Counties, Cities, and Towns  
    Emergency Hospital Treatment  
    Finance  
    Flag of Alamo, Special (Vice Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    Governmental Immunity  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Water and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Election Law (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Counties, Cities and Towns (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties, Cities and Towns (Vice Chair) 
    Election Law (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
     

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