Oscar M. Laurel

Oscar Manuel Laurel

Full Name: Oscar Manuel Laurel, Sr.
Date of birth: June 8, 1920
Date of death: March 29, 2001

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 80 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • LAUREL, OSCAR MANUEL SR. (1920-2001). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Memorial, October 2001, p. 935. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • VIVA KENNEDY-VIVA JOHNSON CLUBS. "Past LULAC national president Oscar Laurel of Laredo served as state chairman of the Viva Johnson clubs." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, "Civic Leader Laurel Dies at 80," 3/30/2001. Laredo Morning Times.
  • Photo, mentioned in Minority Civil Rights and the Texas Legislature, 2018.
  • "Laurel Appointed to Federal Position," 4/10/1967. "He [Laurel] served as national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) in 1955-56." San Antonio Express.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

56th R.S. - 1959
Commerce and Manufacturers  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Health  
55th R.S. - 1957
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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