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R. A. 'Bob' Gammage R.A. 'Bob' Gammage
Full Name: Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage
Date of birth: March 13, 1938
Date of death: September 10, 2012

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 23, 1976 64th (1) (2)   63rd (3)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Fort Bend, Harris
H 24-3 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) In Senate, Eugene Jones, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn in 65th Legislature, succeeded Robert A. Gammage, resigned 1/23/1976. In House, J. L. Briscoe, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn 4/13/1976, succeeded Eugene Jones, resigned 1/31/1976. Briscoe did not serve in leg session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Special election 2/28/1976, runoff 4/3/1976. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(3) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., HSR 217. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 299. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 291. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • GAMMAGE, Robert Alton (1938-2012). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2013.
  • In Memoriam, Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage, 9/13/2012. Memorial program, photos, and biographical sketch. Texas Senate.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Naval Reserve, Lieutenant Commander. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • United States Army; United States Naval Reserve, Captain. "Bob served on active duty with the U.S. Army Infantry Human Research Unit and the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG), and is a Captain (Retired) in the U.S. Naval Reserve, where he served in both the Intelligence Service and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, including service as a military judge and as commander of the Naval Reserve Admiralty Law Unit." In Memoriam, Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage, 9/13/2012. Memorial program, photos, and biographical sketch. Texas Senate.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.A. 'Bob' Gammage, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R. A. 'Bob' Gammage, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R. A. 'Bob' Gammage, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "The Jurisprudence of Texas Supreme Court Justice Robert A. "Bob" Gammage: A Legacy of Civil Rights & Liberties," Volume 55, Number 1, Fall 2013, pp. 27-69. South Texas Law Review.
  • Notice of death, 9/10/2012. Speaker of the House.
  • Photograph, "Where are they now? The Dirty Thirty," p. 52, 9/2001. Texas Monthly.
  • Gammage, Robert Alton "Bob." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Medical Professional Liability  
    Public Health (Co-Chair) 
    Texas Constitution  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Economic Development  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters (Vice Chair) 
    Prison Reform  
    Public Health (Co-Chair) 
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Counties  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Higher Education  
    Juvenile Crime and Deliquency  
    Youth  
     

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