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Virginia Elizabeth Duff Virginia Duff
Full Name: Virginia Elizabeth Duff
Date of birth: August 26, 1920
Date of death: January 12, 2012

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 52 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
H 52 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
H 52 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
H 52 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
H 52 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
H 100-1 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Ferris / Ellis   Ellis
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 125-129. First woman to succeed a woman from the same district (Rae Files Still) in the Texas House. Relatives: Hans Smith - grandfather, Virginia Duff - granddaughter; Bowd Farrar - uncle, Virginia Duff - niece. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Other Resources
  • "Remembering a Texas Trailblazer" lists some of Duff's major legislative initiatives, including bills requiring vehicles to stop while school buses load or unload, and creating the State School for Children in Denton. Dallas News.
  • Notice of death, 1/13/2012. Speaker of the House.
  • Duff, Virginia Elizabeth. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Virginia Elizabeth Duff, Texas State Cemetery
  • Photograph. Henry Fletcher, Virginia Duff and Ethelene Fletcher, Speaker's Day 2009. Photo courtesy of Brenda McKean, Donated Material
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Virginia Duff, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • 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.
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Aeronautics  
    Appropriations  
    Common Carriers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    Special Districts  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments and Agencies  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Local Water Districts (Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools (Vice Chair) 
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Enrolled Bills  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Segregation in Public Schools, Advisory  
    State Affairs  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    Veterans' Land Program, Investigation, Special  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Agriculture  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools (Chair) 
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Agriculture  
    Counties  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
     

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