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A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz
Full Name: Aaron Robert "Babe" Schwartz

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   65th   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda
S 17 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (1)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda
S 17 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   61st   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris
S 17 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (2)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris
S 17 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (3) (4)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston Senate President Pro Tempore (59th)   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston
S 17 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (5)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston
S 17 Jan 9, 1960 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   56th (6)   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda
H 21-2 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
H 21-2 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Galveston / Galveston   Galveston
(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 59th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/31/1965; and 1st C.S., elected 2/14/1966. 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) Aaron R. Schwartz, in special election 1/9/1960, succeeded Jimmy Phillips, resigned 11/2/1959. Schwartz's first session in Senate was 57th Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 632. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 28. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HCR 57. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 170. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photos, "In the Ring with Senator A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz," Points of Interest, Texas Treasures series, 7/12/2016. Legislative Reference Library.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Senator Schwartz and his wife Marilyn stand by the sign for Galveston's Babe's Beach. Photo courtesy of Senator Schwartz., Donated Material
  • Photograph. A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz wears a boxing glove given to him by Lt. Governor Hobby., Legislative Reference Library
  • Photograph. A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz and Marilyn Schwartz., Texas Senate
  • Photograph. Senator Schwartz and his wife Marilyn attended the dedication ceremony for Galveston's Babe's Beach with their family. Photo courtesy of Senator Schwartz., Donated Material
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 64th Legislature, Texas Senate
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A. R. 'Babe' Schwartz, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo, Brothers Babe and Lou Schwarz. Donated Material.
  • "Former State Senator (and Texas Legend) A.R. "Babe" Schwartz, 10/4/2009, Galveston Daily News.
  • "At 90, Schwartz Still Fighting for Texas Beaches," 8/14/2016. Houston Chronicle.
  • "Galveston Beach Pays Tribute to Former Lawmaker," 5/26/2017, Houston Chronicle.
  • "Reporter Returns to Texas Capitol, Where Father's Voice Still Rings," by John Schwartz, 9/4/2013, New York Times.
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Mentioned in "Access Through the Lobby," 2/24/1995, pp. 14-17. Texas Observer.
  • Schwartz, Aaron Robert. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Hiney, Jim. "Champion of the little guy." Spring 2002, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 4-12. Profiles former Texas Senator Babe Schwartz; discusses his authorship of legislation that affected Texas beaches and coastal areas; includes life history and photographs. Texas Shores.
  • Committee Informationtop
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Beaches  
    Delivery of Human Services in Texas  
    Delivery of Human Services in Texas Subcommittee on Planning and Coordination (Chair) 
    Delivery of Human Services in Texas Subcommittee on Services for 18-64 Age Group  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Organizational Structure and Operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Special  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
    Finance  
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Corrections  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Matagorda Island (Co-Chair) 
    Reapportionment (Legislative Redistricting for House of Representatives), Interim  
    Texas Coastal and Marine Council (Chair) 
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Administration  
    Administration Subcommittee on Rules (Chair) 
    Constitutional Convention Planning (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Administration  
    Coastal Lands and Waters (Chair) 
    Education  
    Environment  
    Environmental Affairs, Interim  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Human Resources (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Privacy  
    Rules (Chair) 
    Rules of the Senate (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Aircraft  
    Banking  
    Beaches (Chair) 
    Education  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Rules (Chair) 
    Rules of the Senate (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State and Local School Disricts Financial Relationship (Committee of Eighteen)  
    Tort Claims Act  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Beaches (Chair) 
    Depuration of Oysters and Other Shellfish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Poverty in Texas  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Pleasure Island  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Chair) 
    Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Bay Development and Use  
    Beach Development  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Banks and Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Printing  
     

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