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Chet Edwards Chet Edwards
Full Name: Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 9 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 2, 1991 71st (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Duncanville / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, Navarro
S 9 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   Democrat Duncanville / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, Navarro
S 9 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (6)   Democrat Duncanville / Dallas   Dallas, Ellis, Falls, Freestone, Henderson, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, Navarro
(1) Edwards Congressional oath of office date 1/3/1991. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
(2) Edwards resigned Senate seat 1/2/1991. Card File.
(3) David Sibley, in special election 2/23/1991, sworn 3/5/1991, succeeded Thomas C. (Chet) Edwards, resigned when sworn to Congress 1/2/1991. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 72nd Legislature, Regular Session - Statement of Canvass for the Second Special Election for State Senate, District 9, 3/5/1991, pp. 329-330; Oath of Office, 3/5/1991, p. 330. Senate Journal.
(5) City: Waco on p. 3; biography on p. 15 states he "lives in Duncanville." Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
(6) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Thomas Chester "Chet" Edwards State Legislative Papers. Inclusive: 1957-1991, Bulk: 1982-1990. Biographical sketch. Baylor Collections of Political Materials, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University. Digital Collection
  • Finding Aid
  • EDWARDS, Thomas Chester (Chet) (1951- ). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch, Congressman Chet Edwards. United States House of Representatives.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Chet Edwards, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Chet Edwards, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Chet Edwards, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Chet Edwards, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Administration, Special  
    Bishop College, Special Advisory  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education (Chair) 
    Health and Human Services  
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services  
    Nominations, Special (Chair) 
    Public Education, Select  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Texas State Technical Institute  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Future of Long Term Health Care, Special Task Force  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services  
    High School Dropouts, Special  
    Nominations, Special (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections (Vice Chair) 
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Health and Human Resources  
    Health and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health Services  
    Local Measured Service, Interim (Chair) 
    Nominations, Special  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections (Vice Chair) 
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Agency Funds Management (Vice Chair) 
    Business, Technology and Education, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Teachers  
    Education  
    Health and Human Resources  
    Higher Education  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
     

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