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Walt Parker Walt Parker
Full Name: Walter Earl Parker
Date of birth: July 23, 1917
Date of death: January 22, 2010

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 5, 1978 65th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 25 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th (4)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 25 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 50 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Denton / Denton   Cooke, Denton
H 50 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Denton / Denton   Cooke, Denton
(1) Walt Parker resignation letters dated 1/4/1978, effective 1/5/1978. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office.
(2) W. Tip Hall, Jr., in special runoff election 3/21/1978, sworn 3/29/1978, succeeded Walter E. Parker, resigned 1/5/1978. Hall's first session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Special election 2/18/1978, runoff 3/21/1978. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(4) Oath date not found in journal. Not present at organization of the House 1/15/1975. Granted leave of absence due to illness, 1/14/1975, p. 9, and subsequent days. Present for roll call vote on 2/10/1975, p. 422. Statement of vote on p. 287 indicates unable to vote on HB 421 due to recent surgery. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walt Parker, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walt Parker, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walt Parker, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walt Parker, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Walt Parker, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 61st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "From the football field to the state Capitol, he 'did a lot of great things' for the University of North Texas," 1/27/2010, Fort Worth Star Telegram.
  • Photo and obituary, 1/23/2010, Fort Worth Star Telegram.
  • Legislative Project of tape-recorded interviews lists birth year of 1918. Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Walter Earl Parker pedigree, RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Notice of death, 2/3/2010. Speaker of the House.
  • Committee Informationtop
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
    Funding Public Institutions of Higher Education, House Joint  
    Long-term Care Alternatives  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
    Elections  
    Speaker's Financial Advisory Task Force  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Review of State Programs  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on State Aircraft Pooling (Chair) 
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Utilization of Construction Funds (Chair) 
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Utilization of State Owned Property  
    Elections  
    Environmental Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Appropriations  
    College Instruction and Curriculum (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Vice Chair) 
    Common Carriers  
    Elections  
    Higher Education  
    Mexican-American Rail Passenger Service  
    Natural Resources  
    No-Fault Automobile Insurnace and Competitive Automobile Insurance Rate-Making  
    Purchase of Perishable Commodities by State Institutions  
    Rio Grande Water Study  
    Water Development, Quality, and Conservation  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Appropriations  
    Bexar County State Office Building  
    Common Carriers  
    Higher Education  
    Highways and Roads  
    Mass Transportation  
    Texas-Mexico Friendship  
    Youth  
     

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