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James Cotten James Cotten
Full Name: James M. Cotten

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 62 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1) (2)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Hood, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (3)   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise
H 72 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Weatherford / Parker   Jack, Parker, Wise
(1) Cotten took oath of office for the 58th Legislature early—on Thursday, November 8, 1962. Dallas News.
(2) Sworn 11/8/1962. Oaths of Office.
(3) "Wilson opinion awaited on exact end of terms" reports "a legislator can hold office until his successor has qualified or until 'the first of the year. . .'" State canvassing board to certify results of November election on 11/23/1962. Dallas News.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., HSR 572. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Cotten, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Cotten, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Cotten, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. James Cotten, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Cotten, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Committee Informationtop
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Judiciary  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Aeronautics  
    Appropriations (Chair) 
    Common Carriers  
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Highways and Roads  
    Local and Uncontested Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Saving Taxes  
    State Hospitals and Special Schools  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Appropriations  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Insurance (I. C. T. Insurance Company), Investigation, Special  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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