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W. N. 'Bill' Patman W.N. 'Bill' Patman
Full Name: William Neff "Bill" Patman
Date of birth: March 26, 1927
Date of death: December 9, 2008

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Bastrop, Bell, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Victoria, Williamson
S 18 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (1)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Bastrop, Bell, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Victoria, Williamson
S 18 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   61st   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (2) (3)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson Senate President Pro Tempore (60th)   Aransas, Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   58th (4)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
S 18 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (5)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 60th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/10/1967. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 378. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 341. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., SR 332. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • PATMAN, William Neff (1927-2008). Representative, TX. Relatives: John William Wright Patman - father, William Neff Patman - son. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Relatives: W. N. "Bill" Patman - son-in-law, Fred Mauritz - father-in-law; W. N. "Bill" Patman - son, Congressman Wright Patman - father. 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.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.N. 'Bill' Patman, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W. N. 'Bill' Patman, 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
  • Photo and obituary, 12/17/2008. El Campo Leader News.
  • Patman, William Neff. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Financial Institutions  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
    Commerce and Industry  
    Disease Prevention by Immunization, Special (Chair) 
    Education  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Human Resources  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Oil and Gas  
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    Water and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agricultural Potential for the '70s (Chair) 
    Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
    Automatic Data Processing  
    Beaches  
    Claims  
    Corporate Farming, Livestock Feeding and Ranching Operations  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    Preschool Education Standards  
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    Water and Conservation  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
    Economy in State Government (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Parking and Traffic  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Agriculture and Livestock (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nursing Profession  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Education  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Departments and Institutions (Chair) 
    Transportation (Vice Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Cost of Government  
    Education  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
     

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