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Waggoner Carr Waggoner Carr
Full Name: Waggoner Carr
Date of birth: October 1, 1918
Date of death: February 25, 2004

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 97-1 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock Speaker   Lubbock
H 97-1 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock Speaker   Lubbock
H 97-1 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Lubbock
H 97-1 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Lubbock
H 119 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Personal privilege speeches by Waggoner Carr, Charles Whitfield, Jr., and Louis Anderson on plan to oust Carr as Speaker, 7/15/1959, pp. 767-769. House Journal.
  • 56th Legislature, R.S., HSR 497. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 56th Legislature, R.S., HSR 538. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., HSR 21. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., HSR 85. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HR 127. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 285. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 295, honoring former speakers and certain members on the occasion of Speaker's Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 63rd Speaker of the House of Representatives: Waggoner Carr. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "After receiving a degree in political science in 1940, Carr enrolled in the University of Texas Law School, but put his legal education on hold when the United States entered World War II. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served as an Army Intelligence Branch specialist, an Aviation Cadet and, by the end of the war, was flying B-25s." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 55th Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Waggoner Carr, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Thoughts about Waggoner Carr and others," 3/5/2004. Quorum Report.
  • Address by Speaker of the House Waggoner Carr reviewing and summarizing the work of the 56th Legislature, Texas House of Representatives.
  • Memorial, May 2004, p. 408. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Carr, Waggoner. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Aeronautics  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Counties  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judiciary  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Crime Investigating, Special  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
     

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