Mike McKool

Mike McKool

Full Name: Mike McKool
Date of birth: December 30, 1918
Date of death: February 22, 2003

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 61st   62nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

Terms of Service top

Senate District 16
Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973
Legislatures: 61st   62nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Dallas / Dallas
Counties in district: Dallas

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army Air Forces, Sergeant, World War II. Photos and transcript of Sergeant Mike McKool's testimony on being shot down and rescued from Nazi-occupied territory in the former Yugoslavia. "SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, rescued American WWII Halyard Mission veteran, testifies before Commission of Inquiry regarding 'Fair Trial for General Mihailovich' May 1946 New York," posted 11/7/2014. General Draza Mihailovich: Unsung World War Two Hero.
  • United States Army Air Corps. "During World War II, he was stationed in Italy, flying missions as a B-24 tail gunner in the United States Army Air Corps; he was shot down over Yugoslavia, rescued by the anti-Nazi Chetniks, and walked for 38 days and 400 miles to freedom." 78th Legislature, R.S., SR 305. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • United States Army Air Corps. "Following his service during World War II with the Army Air Corps, he returned to Dallas and completed his law degree at Southern Methodist University. He then ran for the state legislature, campaigning on a slogan of 'A tailgunner gunning for good government.'" A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.


  • Photograph. Mike McKool, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Mike McKool, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Disease Prevention by Immunization, Special  
Election Law Study (Chair) 
Human Resources  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Natural Resources  
Occupational Education, Interim  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Public Health  
Public School Finance, Interim  
State Affairs  
State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
State Departments and Institutions Subcommittee on Construction of the Bauer House for the Chancellor at the University of Texas at Austin (Chair) 
Water and Conservation  
Youth Affairs  
61st R.S. - 1969
Commerce and Industry  
Election Law (Chair) 
Faculty Compensation  
Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
Motion Picture Theater Industry  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
State Departments and Institutions  
Vocational-Technical Education  

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