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Forrest A. Harding Forrest A. Harding
Full Name: Forrest Ashby Harding
Date of birth: November 4, 1913
Date of death: April 21, 1985

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 56 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
H 56 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
H 71 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
H 79 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
H 79 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
H 92 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat San Angelo / Tom Green   Tom Green
(1) Sworn 11/19/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., HR 514. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Corps, Major, World War II. "This admirable citizen then served his country as a distinguished member of the United States Army Air Corps for eight years; his tour of duty during World War II included service in China, Burma, and India, and he retired in 1947 with the rank of major." 69th Legislature, R.S., HR 514. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • United States Army Air Corps, Major, World War II. "In 1939, he joined the District of Columbia National Guard and was called into active duty in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he served with the 121st Observation Squadron. In 1942, he attained the rank of Tech Sergeant and was recommended for Officer Candidate School (OCS). After attending OCS in Miami, Florida, he was commissioned a Second Lieutenant.
    On Christmas Day, 1942, Harding arrived in San Angelo, Texas, where he served as an engineering officer at the San Angelo Bombardier Base (Mathis Field). From San Angelo, he went on to serve in the China, Burma, India Theater as a Reclamation and Salvage Officer. He was based in Calcutta, India, and had the opportunity to meet Mahatma Ghandi. After the war, Harding returned to San Angelo and was assigned to Goodfellow Field, where he was discharged as a major in 1947." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Harding, Forrest Ashby. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Forrest A. Harding, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 57th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Coastal and Marine Resources, Interim  
    Common Carriers  
    Higher Education  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Military Affairs  
    Parks and Wildlife (Chair) 
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Common Carriers  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Military Affairs  
    Multi-State Tax Compact, Special  
    Oceanography  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    Revenue and Taxation (Vice Chair) 
    State and Local Tax Policy  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs (Chair) 
    Multistate Tax Compact Advisory Committee  
    Parks and Wildlife  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Common Carriers  
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Labor  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Priority of State Tax Liens (Chair) 
    Visit Certain Military Installations, Special  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Labor  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs (Chair) 
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Federal Relations  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Special Districts  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
     

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