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Neveille Colson Neveille Colson
Full Name: Esther Neveille Colson
Other surnames: Higgs,
Date of birth: July 18, 1902
Date of death: March 3, 1982

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   58th (1)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller
S 5 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (2)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker
S 5 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   55th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker
S 5 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 8, 1957 54th (3)   53rd (4)   Democrat Navasota / Grimes Senate President Pro Tempore (54th)   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker
S 5 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   51st   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker
H 27 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 27 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 27-F Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 27 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 27 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Navasota / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
(1) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) 54th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 6/7/1955. Senate Journal.
(4) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch (Ester Neveille Higgs Colson). First woman to serve in both houses of the legislature. Relatives: Ester Neveille Higgs Colson - wife, Nall Colson - husband (divorced 1938). Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • COLSON, ESTHER NEVEILLE HIGGS (1902-1982). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Neveille Colson, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 51st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 47th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims (Chair) 
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims (Vice Chair) 
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Finance  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    State Health and Welfare Services Coordinating Commission  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims (Vice Chair) 
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Finance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Oil and Gas  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    Texas Commission for State Health and Welfare Services  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Claims  
    Finance  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Aeronautics  
    Agriculture  
    Banking  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Vice Chair) 
    Education (Chair) 
    Enrolled and Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Senatorial Disticts (Vice Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments (Vice Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Town and City Corporations  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Aeronautics  
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Banking  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Nominations of the Governor (Vice Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Institutions and Departments (Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Agricultural Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Agriculture  
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
    Public Debts, Claims, and Accounts (Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Highways and Roads  
    State Affairs  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Insurance  
    State Affairs  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions, Investigation, Special  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Claims and Accounts  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Affairs  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Banks and Banking  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Eleemosynary Appropriation, Special  
    Insurance  
    State Affairs  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Claims and Accounts  
    Insurance  
    Penitentiaries  
    State Affairs  
     

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