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Dorsey B. Hardeman Dorsey B. Hardeman
Full Name: Dorsey B. Hardeman
Date of birth: December 11, 1902
Date of death: August 11, 1992

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 25 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (1)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Ector, Edwards, Irion, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Schleicher, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Uvalde, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (2)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brewster, Coke, Coleman, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Glasscock, Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (3)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brewster, Coke, Coleman, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Glasscock, Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   56th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brewster, Coke, Coleman, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Glasscock, Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   54th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brewster, Coke, Coleman, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Glasscock, Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (4) (5)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green Senate President Pro Tempore (53rd)   Brewster, Coke, Coleman, Crane, Crockett, Edwards, Glasscock, Irion, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Terrell, Tom Green, Upton, Val Verde
S 25 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd (6)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brown, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Gillespie, Irion, Kimble, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Tom Green
S 25 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   50th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Brown, Coke, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Gillespie, Irion, Kimble, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Runnels, Schleicher, Sterling, Tom Green
H 91 Jan 14, 1941 - Dec 3, 1942 47th (7)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Reagan, Sterling, Tom Green
H 91 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Reagan, Sterling, Tom Green
(1) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 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, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(3) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 53rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 4/13/1954. Senate Journal.
(5) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(6) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(7) Burke T. Summers, in special election 1/2/1943, sworn 1/12/1943, succeeded Dorsey B. Hardeman, resigned 12/3/1942. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., SR 30, to address Joint Session of General Assembly of Tennessee. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 56th Legislature, R.S., SR 501, birthday of father, N.B. Hardeman, famed orator, author, minister and educator, co-founder in 1908 of Freed-Hardeman College in Henderson, Tennessee. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., SR 506, honorary degree of "Knight of the Order of San Jacinto" from Sons of the Republic of Texas. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 263, retirement. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., SCR 1. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Addresses by Senator Culp Krueger, Senator Dorsey Hardeman, Lieutenant Governor Preston Smith, Governor John Connally, and President Lyndon Baines Johnson, on presentation of portrait of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, pursuant to SR 504, 59th R.S., 5/28/1965, pp. 1961-1964. Senate Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "In 1938, he was elected to the House of Representatives and served two terms before joining the United States Army Air Corps and was sent to officers' training school. He served in the Headquarters of the Judge Advocate General." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dorsey B. Hardeman, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 50th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • 60th 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, November 1992, p. 1092. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Hardeman, Dorsey B. Death date 8/11/1992 on headstone. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Discusses school finance, Gilmer-Aiken, relationships with colleagues, etc.. Interview with Senator Dorsey Hardeman by Corrinne E. Crow on February 27, 1975, 1975.
  • Notes prepared "at the insistence of my [Hardeman's] wife and my two sons," Notes From Autobiographical Material, 1981.
  • Includes the text of 43 speeches by Dorsey B. Hardeman, Selected Addresses by Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman, 1975.
  • Committee Informationtop
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Charitable Immunity  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Enrolled and Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Flag of Alamo, Special  
    General Investigating (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Parks and Recreation  
    Placement of Lieutenant Governors' Portraits  
    Portrait of General William C. Westmoreland  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Education  
    Enrolled and Engrossed Bills  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Flag of Santa Anna  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    News Media on Proceedings in Criminal and/or Civil Courts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Conservation of Paintings and Portraits  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    Sociopathic Personalities  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Conservation of Paintings  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    General Investigating (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Monument for Andrew Jackson Houston in State Cemetery (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    State Insurance Board, Investigation  
    Water and Conservation  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Conservation of Paintings, Interim  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil and Gas  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Conservation of Paintings  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil and Gas (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Conservation of Paintings  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Preservation and Conservation of Paintings, Special  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Civil Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    General Investigating (Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Preservation and Conservation of Paintings, Special  
    State Affairs  
    Water Resources  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage (Chair) 
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Corporation Laws Revision, Special  
    Finance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic (Chair) 
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Civil Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    General Investigating, Special  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Military Affairs  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
    Veterans' Affairs  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Finance  
    General Investigating, Special (Board of Pardons and Paroles; Texas Good Road Association)  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Military Affairs  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Student Activities at A. and M. College, Investigation, Special  
    Veterans' Affairs  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Insurance  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Revenue Laws  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, Special  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judiciary  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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