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Ottis E. Lock Ottis E. Lock
Full Name: Ottis E. Lock
Date of birth: July 28, 1910
Date of death: August 15, 1998

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 13, 1959 55th (1)   54th   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina Senate President Pro Tempore (55th)   Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
S 3 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (2)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
S 3 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   51st   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
H 12 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
H 12 Jan 11, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th (3)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
H 12 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Zavalla / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
H 12 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Zavalla / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
H 12 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Zavalla / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
H 12 Jul 23, 1938 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (4)   Democrat Zavalla / Angelina   Angelina, Tyler
(1) 55th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/8/1957. Senate Journal.
(2) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) Not present at organization of the House on 1/9/1945. Oath of office administered on 1/11/1945, pp. 26-27. House Journal.
(4) Ottis E. Lock, in special election 7/23/1938, succeeded Samuel A. Jones, Jr.,resigned 12/2/1937. 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
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 744. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • World War II service, Sergeant, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant. "During World War II, although exempt from military service as a member of the legislature, he enlisted as a buck private in the United States Army and went on to serve his county as a second lieutenant in Army counter-intelligence while continuing his service in the House, having won reelection while on active duty." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 744. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Pictured in uniform in 48th and 49th House composite photos. State Preservation Board.
  • State Preservation Board
    Photographs
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ottis E. Lock, 55th 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.
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.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.
  • Other Resources
  • Describes Senator Lock's involvement in the political and legislative processes through which the Gilmer-Aikins bills became law. Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.
  • Photograph, Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.
  • Committee Informationtop
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Archives, Texas Employment Commission, and Insurance Buildings  
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Labor and Management Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Tax Study Commission  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating  
    Highways and Motor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Rules  
    South Central Interstate Forest Fire Prevention Compact  
    State Affairs  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Banking  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Texas Commission on Higher Education  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Assignment, Special (Chair) 
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    General Investigating, Special (Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Labor (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing  
    Veterans' Affairs  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Highways and Roads (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special  
    Rules  
    Rural Aid Equalization, Special Joint Legislative  
    Schedule of Committee Meetings, Special  
    State Affairs  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education (Chair) 
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Military Affairs  
    State Affairs  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Banks and Banking  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Insurance  
    Military Affairs  
    State Affairs  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Appropriations  
    Banks and Banking  
    Commerce and Manufacturers (Chair) 
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Rural Aid Advisory, Special  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Education  
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
     

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