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Bill Sims Bill Sims
Full Name: William McKinnie "Bill" Sims
Date of birth: January 27, 1932
Date of death: August 29, 2016

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (1)   Democrat Paint Rock / Concho   Bell, Brown, Burnet, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Young
S 25 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (2) (3)   Democrat San Angelo / Concho   Bandera, Brown, Callahan, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Coryell, Crockett, Edwards, Gillespie, Irion, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Mitchell, Nolan, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Shackelford, Sterling, Sutton, Taylor, Tom Green
S 25 Jan 8, 1991 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd (4) (5)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green Senate President Pro Tempore (72nd)   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Coke, Comal, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Loving, Mason, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler
S 25 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 8, 1991 71st   70th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Coke, Comal, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Loving, Mason, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler
S 25 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 13, 1987 69th   68th (6)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Bandera, Bexar, Blanco, Brewster, Coke, Comal, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, El Paso, Gillespie, Glasscock, Hudspeth, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Loving, Mason, Medina, Menard, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Real, Reeves, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward, Winkler
(1) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 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.
(4) 72nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 3rd C.S., elected 1/2/1992; and Ad Interim 3rd C.S., elected 1/8/1992. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1992 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(6) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 4-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 68th Legislature, R.S., SR 80. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., SR 36. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., SR 18. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, R.S., SR 63. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, R.S., SR 47. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 73rd Legislature, R.S., SR 114. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SR 1340. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, photo, retirement as executive secretary of the Texas Sheep & Goat Raisers' Association, "Bill Sims - Good Years, Good Friends," by Scott Campbell, June 1995. Ranch & Rural Living.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Sims, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Funeral service program in memory of William "Bill" Sims, Liturgical Program, Funeral Service for William 'Bill' Sims, 2016.
  • Obituary, 8/30/2016. San Angelo Standard Times.
  • "A Q&A With Sen. Bill Sims [Chairman of Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee]: Key Lawmaker Speaks Out on Some of Major Issues Facing Resources Agency [Texas Natural Resources Conservation Commission, TNRCC]," Volume 3, Number 13, 1/16/1995. Texas State Agencies Newsletter.
  • Sims, William McKinnie. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Criminal Justice  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee III  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Effects of Sludge Disposal, Interim (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    Petroleum Storage Tanks, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Rural Transportation Infrastructure, Interim  
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Congressional Districts  
    Criminal Justice  
    Environment, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Finance  
    Natural Resources (Chair) 
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Administration, Special (Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Edwards Aquifer, Special  
    Finance  
    Mentally Retarded Persons Act of 1977, Task Force on  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
    Public Education, Select  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Capital Construction, Select, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Implementation of the Agricultural Hazard Communication Act  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Agency Services Management (Vice Chair) 
    Clean Air  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Teachers  
    Education  
    Higher Education  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (Vice Chair) 
    State Properties, Special  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Fire Ants in Texas, Select  
     

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