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Leo Berman Leo Berman
Full Name: Leo Berman
Date of birth: October 21, 1935
Date of death: May 23, 2015

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
H 6 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   Republican Tyler / Smith   Smith
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913, commemorating Armed Forces Day 1999 and honoring the members of the Texas House of Representatives who are military veterans. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 84th Legislature, R.S., HCR 137. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, 78th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired). 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel; Texas State Guard, Colonel. "WHEREAS, Mr. Berman graduated first in his class at the army's Field Artillery School Officer Candidate School, and he also received diplomas from the army's Air Defense Artillery and Missile School, Armor School, and Command and General Staff College; he served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and he held appointment as an army liaison to Congress for three years; he retired in 1976 at the rank of lieutenant colonel; and WHEREAS, This courageous soldier earned numerous military awards, including three Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, nine Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, as well as the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm and the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal first class; in 2009, he was promoted to colonel in the Texas State Guard, and his state awards included the Texas Distinguished Service Medal, the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, the Texas Medal of Merit, the Texas Federal Service Medal, and the Texas State Guard Service Medal." 84th Legislature, R.S., HCR 137. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Texas State Guard, Colonel. Biographical sketch and photo, "Some Guardsmen Have Unique Roles and Duties Helping Fellow Texans," Guidon, Vol. I, No. 4, Fall 2011, pp. 16-19. Texas State Guard.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'the Worst.' Best and Worst Legislators 2011.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 79th Legislature, Members of the 79th Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 80th Legislature, Members of the 80th and 81st Legislature, Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Leo Berman, 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph, Flip Book Photographs: Texas House of Representatives, 79th Legislature, 2005.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 76th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Speech at 13th annual banquet of the Free Enterprise Educational Institution of Texas, reprinted in Editorial by Richard Harvey, Volume XXXIII, Number 4, April 1999. Texas Tribune: A Voice of Free Enterprise (Tyler, Texas).
  • Committee Informationtop
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Defense and Veterans' Affairs  
    Elections  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    County Affairs  
    Higher Education  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Elections (Chair) 
    Government Reform  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government  
    Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    House Administration (Vice Chair) 
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice (Articles IV and V)  
    Child Welfare and Foster Care, Select, Interim  
    Defense Affairs and State-Federal Relations (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    House Administration (Vice Chair) 
    State Health Care Expenditures, Select  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Public Safety  
    Rules and Resolutions  
    State, Federal and International Relations  
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Public Safety  
    Rules and Resolutions  
    State, Federal and International Relations  
     

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