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Murray Watson, Jr. Murray Watson, Jr.
Full Name: Murray Watson, Jr.

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Bell, Falls, Limestone, McLennan, Milam
S 13 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st (2)   60th (3)   Democrat Waco / McLennan Senate President Pro Tempore (61st)   Bell, Falls, Limestone, McLennan, Milam
S 13 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   58th (4)   Democrat Mart / McLennan   Bell, McLennan, Milam
H 53-3 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Mart / McLennan   McLennan
H 53-3 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Mart / McLennan   McLennan
H 53-3 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Mart / McLennan   McLennan
(1) 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.
(2) 61st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 6/2/1969. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 56th Legislature, 3rd C.S., HSR 68. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 533. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Murray Watson, Jr., 62nd 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.
  • 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
  • Murray and Greta Watson, Jr. Papers, Inclusive: 1956-1972, undated, Bulk: 1957-1972. Texas Collection, Baylor University.
  • Oral Memoirs of Murray Watson Jr. Baylor University Institute for Oral History, Baylor University.
  • Photo, Murray and Greta Watson with daughter Milicent at the Governor for a Day ceremony in July 1969. Research Ready: August 2014. Texas Collection, Baylor University.
  • Committee Informationtop
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Coastal Lands and Waters  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Environment (Chair) 
    Environmental Affairs, Interim (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Life Insurance Companies, Prevention of Insolvencies  
    Oil and Gas  
    Public School Finance, Interim  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Vocational-Technical Education  
    Water and Conservation  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agriculture and Livestock (Vice Chair) 
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Corporate Farming, Livestock Feeding and Ranching Operations  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Finance  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Liquor Laws  
    Livestock Marking and Branding  
    Oil and Gas  
    Preschool Education Standards (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Vocational-Technical Education  
    Water and Conservation  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Agriculture and Livestock (Vice Chair) 
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Emergency Hospital Treatment  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Governmental Immunity  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Insurance Investigation, Hospital, Health and Accident Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Parking and Traffic  
    Parks and Recreation  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Uninsured Motorists  
    Vocational-Technical Education (Vice Chair) 
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Oil and Gas  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Departments and Institutions (Chair) 
    Transportation (Vice Chair) 
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Oil and Gas  
    Public Health  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules  
    Special Districts  
    State Affairs  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Judiciary  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Representation Before the Legislature  
    School Districts  
    State Affairs  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Game and Fisheries  
    Judiciary  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    School Districts  
    State Affairs  
     

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