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D. Roy Harrington D. Roy Harrington
Full Name: David Roy Harrington
Date of birth: November 12, 1907
Date of death: March 8, 2001

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   63rd (1)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Chambers, Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
S 4 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (2)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson, Orange
S 4 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   60th (3) (4)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson Senate President Pro Tempore (60th)   Jefferson, Orange
S 4 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   58th (5)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson, Orange
H 9-3 Jan 10, 1961 - Nov 23, 1962 57th (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-3 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 9-3 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Port Arthur / Jefferson   Jefferson
(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, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) 60th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 7/3/1968. Senate Journal.
(4) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) Opinion WW-1476 dated 11/15/1962 addresses terms of office for members of the House of Representatives. Newly-elected members may qualify for office and be entitled to a salary on the date the canvassing of the General Election returns is complete. Attorney General of Texas.
(7) "Senators-elect can't take oath, draw pay till Jan. 8," Two newly-elected Jefferson County members took oath of office early, on 11/23/1962. "No [House] payroll place left" for Senator-elect Harrington. Dallas News.
(8) "Wilson opinion awaited on exact end of terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 55th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 143. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 131. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 27. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., SR 65. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 221. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 77th Legislature, R.S., HR 567. 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.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. D. Roy Harrington, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • How Bills Become Law in Texas, State Senator D. Roy Harrington, 1971. Texas Senate.
  • Committee Informationtop
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Poet Laureate, Special  
    Reapportionment (Legislative Redistricting for House of Representatives), Interim  
    Texas Coastal and Marine Council  
    Texas Constitution  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Interstate Compacts and Reciprocal Agreements (Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit  
    Natural Resources  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special (Chair) 
    Surface Mining Operations, Interim  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Coastal Lands and Waters  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County, District and Urban Affairs  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Intergovernmental Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Labor and Management Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Medical Costs, Interim (Chair) 
    Parks and Recreation  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Public Health  
    Transportation  
    Unemployment Compensation and Workmen's Compensation Laws, Interim  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Automatic Data Processing  
    Beaches  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County, District, and Urban Affairs  
    Faculty Compensation (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Historical and Recreational Sites  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Labor and Management Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations  
    Parks and Recreation  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Pipeline (Chair) 
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Public Health  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Beaches  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Faculty Compensation (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Parks and Recreation  
    Public Health  
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Faculty Compensation in State-Supported Colleges and Universities  
    Game and Fish  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Labor and Management Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Pleasure Island  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Bays of Texas  
    Claims  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Game and Fish  
    Labor and Management Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Bay Development and Use  
    Beach Development  
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Public Health  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Labor  
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Industrial and Occupational Safety Commission  
    Labor  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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