Ray Kirkpatrick

Full Name: Ernest Ray Kirkpatrick
Date of birth: July 9, 1922
Date of death: November 3, 1998

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 41 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Trenton / Fannin   Fannin
H 41 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Trenton / Fannin   Fannin
H 41 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Trenton / Fannin   Fannin

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Ernest Ray Kirkpatrick Papers, 1947-1952. Photos, biographical sketch, and obituary. "At 26 [he was] the youngest man in the history of Texas to chair the state's Appropriations Committee." Baylor Collections of Political Materials, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University.
  • Memorial, November 1999, p. 1064. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Kirkpatrick, Ernest Ray. Texas State Cemetery.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, World War II. "Kirkpatrick was in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945, serving in Italy, France and North Africa." Texas State Cemetery.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

51st R.S. - 1949
Appropriations (Chair) 
50th R.S. - 1947
Contingent Expenses  
Federal Relations  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Public Printing  

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