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Bruce Reagan Bruce Reagan
Full Name: Bruce Anderson Reagan
Date of birth: October 5, 1913
Date of death: November 25, 1968

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 10, 1967 - Nov 25, 1968 60th (1)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Cameron, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
S 20 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (2)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
S 20 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (3)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
S 20 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces Senate President Pro Tempore (57th)   Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
S 20 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   55th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Willacy
(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) 57th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 8/8/1961; and Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 8/14/1961. Senate Journal.
(5) Presiding officers and acting lieutenant governors after Ramsey's resignation were President Pro Tempore ad Interim Bruce A. Reagan; President Pro Tempore Charles F. Herring, succeeded 1/3/1962, and presiding during 3rd Called Session; and President Pro Tempore ad Interim Culp Krueger, succeeded 2/1/1962. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 264, retirement. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SCR 6. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Military grave marker, Bruce Anderson Reagan. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, World War II. "In the Army during World War II, while stationed in New Guinea, he suffered a serious back injury during a Japanese bombing raid; although he was left with a stiff back and slight limp, and was in pain most of the time, he carried on and accomplished more than would have seemed possible for a well man." 61st Legislature, R.S., SCR 6. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bruce Reagan, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Bruce Anderson Reagan, birth date 10/5/1913, death date 11/25/1968, State Senator, military: World War II, interment in Seaside Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces County. Find a Grave.
  • Committee Informationtop
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banking (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Investigating (Vice Chair) 
    Highway Safety  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    Parks and Recreation  
    Poverty in Texas (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    State Affairs  
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    Vocational-Technical Education  
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Banking (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    News Media on Proceedings in Criminal and/or Civil Courts  
    Oil and Gas  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Banking (Chair) 
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance (Vice Chair) 
    Interstate-Cooperation  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Oil and Gas  
    State Affairs  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Banking  
    Beach Development  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    State Affairs  
    State Insurance Board, Investigation  
    Water and Conservation  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Beach Development  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Radiation  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Banking  
    Claims (Vice Chair) 
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Oil and Gas  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    Water and Conservation  
     

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