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Rick Perry Rick Perry
Full Name: James Richard "Rick" Perry

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 8, 1991 71st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Haskell / Haskell   Callahan, Haskell, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Young
H 64 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   Democrat Haskell / Haskell   Callahan, Haskell, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Young
H 64 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 13, 1987 69th   Democrat Haskell / Haskell   Callahan, Haskell, Hood, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, Throckmorton, Young
(1) Perry announced party switch from Democrat to Republican on Friday [9/29/1989], "Republican party gloats over defection of state lawmaker," 10/1/1989. Austin American Statesman.
(2) Party switch from Democrat to Republican on 9/29/1989. Republicans and Other Non-Democrats in the Texas Legislature.
(3) 71st Legislature - party switch from Democrat to Republican on 9/22/1989. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 69th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HR 34. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., HR 185. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, 6th C.S., HR 63. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 84th Legislature, R.S., SCR 40, Authorizing a portrait of Governor Rick Perry to be placed in the Texas Capitol. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 39th Lieutenant Governor: Rick Perry. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Air Force, Captain. "At A&M he served in the Corps of Cadets and as a yell leader. He graduated in 1972 with a degree in Animal Science and immediately joined the United States Air Force. He served as a C-130 pilot for four and one-half years, earning the rank of captain before returning home to join his father in the family's farming and ranching operation." Texas Senators, 76th Legislative Session, 1999.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Rick Perry, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Rick Perry, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Rick Perry, 71st Legislature, Members of the 71st Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Rick Perry, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Lieutenant Governor Rick Perry, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 69th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, east wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, east wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, east wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Perry Warms Up Quickly to Legislative Duties," 5/19/1985. Relatives: Dennis Ratliff, Rick Perry's grandfather-in-law. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • "The Senate Under Perry: A Veteran Capitol Observer Looks at the New Lieutenant Governor's Early Moves and What They Mean," March/April 1999. Association Leadership.
  • "Rick Perry: From Aggie Yell Leader to Texas Governor, Farmer's Son Stands on Side of Tradition," 2/10/2010. Relatives: D.H. Hamilton - Rick Perry's great-great-grandfather. Austin American Statesman.
  • Discussion of the race for Lieutenant Governor in 1998, "The Eyes of America Were Upon Him," by David Beiler, July 1999, pp. 48-53. Campaigns & Elections.
  • Governor of Texas 2000-2015. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present.
  • "Exclusive: Lt. Gov.-Elect Rick Perry's First Interview," by David Guenthner, Volume 3, Issue 12, November 1998. The Lone Star Report.
  • Perry, James Richard. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Appropriations  
    Calendars  
    Energy (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    Energy Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Chair) 
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Air Transport Systems, Select (Co-Chair) 
    Appropriations  
    Calendars  
    Judicial Affairs  
    Judicial Affairs Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Chair) 
    Workers Compensation, Select  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Energy  
    Energy Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Vice Chair) 
     

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