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Jimmy Phillips Jimmy Phillips
Full Name: Jimmy Phillips
Date of birth: May 17, 1913
Date of death: January 14, 2002

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 17 Jan 13, 1959 - Nov 2, 1959 56th (1) (2)   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda
S 17 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   54th   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda
S 17 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (3) (4)   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria Senate President Pro Tempore (53rd)   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda
S 17 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd (5)   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton
S 17 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   50th   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Matagorda, Wharton
H 21 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Matagorda
H 21 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria, Matagorda
(1) Aaron R. Schwartz, in special election 1/9/1960, succeeded Jimmy Phillips, resigned 11/2/1959. Schwartz's first session in Senate was 57th Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 56th Legislature - shows Phillips served in the 47th-50th House and 51st-56th Senate; House and Senate Journals show he served in the 47th-48th House and 50th-56th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) 53rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/27/1953. Senate Journal.
(4) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Address by Honorable Jimmy Phillips on a matter of personal privilege, 48th Legislature, 5/11/1943, p. 2895. House Journal.
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., SR 360. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo, A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, World War II, Sergeant. "Early in 1943, Jimmy resigned his draft-exempt office as a State Representative and volunteered to become a private in the U.S. Army. After serving in military intelligence in the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged having reached the rank of sergeant in 1946; and later in the same year, was elected to the Texas Senate." Obituary, Jimmy Phillips, 1/16/2002. Austin American Statesman.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Jimmy Phillips, 56th 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.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Banking (Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Archives, Texas Employment Commission, and Insurance Buildings  
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations  
    Oil and Gas  
    State Affairs  
    Utilize Available Space in Capitol Building  
    Water and Conservation  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Aeronautics  
    Banking (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules  
    Senatorial Disticts (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Town and City Corporations  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Assignment or Employment, Special  
    Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Enrolled and Engrossed Bills  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Printing  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Water Resources  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Assignment, Special  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments  
    State Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Military Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Veterans' Affairs  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Veterans' Affairs  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Game and Fisheries  
    Insurance  
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  
    Penitentiaries  
    Prison System and Management (Vice Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Game and Fisheries  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Un-American Activities  
     

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