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W.T. 'Bill' Moore W.T. 'Bill' Moore
Full Name: William Tyler "Bill" Moore
Date of birth: April 9, 1918
Date of death: May 27, 1999

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th (1)   65th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos Dean of the Senate. (66th)   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton
S 5 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (2)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton
S 5 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   61st   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller
S 5 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (3)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Burleson, Chambers, Fayette, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller
S 11 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (4)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Lee, Limestone, Navarro, Robertson
S 11 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (5)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Lee, Limestone, Navarro, Robertson
S 11 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   56th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Robertson, Washington
S 11 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 13, 1959 55th (6)   54th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos Senate President Pro Tempore (55th)   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Robertson, Washington
S 11 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (7)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Robertson, Washington
S 14 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   51st   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Robertson, Washington
H 26 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes
(1) See the Houston Post, 11/7/1980 ("Schwartz's loss sets up 3-man race for senate 'dean' . . . Brooks, Mauzy, and Snelson are tied for the powerful position held by Sen. William T. 'Bill' Moore of Bryan, who was defeated in the May primary."). Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(2) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1966 due to redistricting. Reapportionment of Senate districts occurred in the 59th Legislature, Regular Session (1965), ch. 324 (SB 547). Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(5) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 55th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 2nd C.S., elected 11/13/1957. Senate Journal.
(7) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 53rd Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 86. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 56th Legislature, R.S., SR 331. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 524. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 395. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., SR 481. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., SR 385. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SCR 88. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 77th Legislature, R.S., SR 825. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 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.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "Born in Wheelock on April 9, 1918, Senator Moore attended Texas A&M University, graduating in 1940 with a bachelor's degree in economics; he taught at the university for several years before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and serving his country in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters during World War II." 76th Legislature, R.S., SCR 88. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • United States Army Air Corps, Sergeant, World War II. "During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air corps, retiring in 1946 with the rank of sergeant." Texas Bar Journal.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Awarded 'Special Worse than Worse Award'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Awarded 'Special Best and Worst Award'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.T. 'Bill' Moore, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 51st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, October 2000, p. 916. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Committee Informationtop
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Higher Education Financing, Special  
    Regional Flood Task Force  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Replacement of Ad Valorem Taxes (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Consumer Protection  
    Economic Development  
    Education  
    Environment  
    Finance  
    Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Oil and Gas  
    Personnel Policy  
    Prairie View A&M College, Investigation  
    Prairie View A&M College, Investigation, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public School Finance, Interim  
    Sales Tax, Interim  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Tax Policy  
    Water and Conservation  
    Youth Affairs  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agricultural Land Assessment  
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Consumer Credit  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Penal Servitude and Parole  
    Pipeline (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Utility Commission  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    Taxation of Farm, Ranch and Forest Lands  
    Water and Conservation  
    Welfare Reform  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Highway Safety  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education (Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Nominations  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Banking  
    Education  
    Election Law  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Screwworm Eradication  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation (Vice Chair) 
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    State Fiscal System  
    Transportation (Vice Chair) 
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Banking  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Vice Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    State Affairs  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Aeronautics  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Insurance Code  
    Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Debts, Claims, and Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    Veterans' Affairs  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Appropriations  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Motor Traffic  
    Public Printing  
     

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