Joe Shannon

Joe Shannon, Sr.

Full Name: Joe Shannon, Sr.
Date of birth: October 15, 1915
Date of death: January 18, 1975

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 102-F Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Denton, Tarrant
H 102-F Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Denton, Tarrant

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, September 1975, p. 753. Relatives: Joe Shannon, Sr. - father, Joe Shannon, Jr. - son. (Notes Joe Shannon, Jr. was assistant district attorney, Fort Worth.) Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "He was in the Air Corps from 1942 to 1948, and served as a tailgunner on B17s in 32 missions over Europe. He earned the Air Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He participated in missions over Berlin and Normandy during D-Day." Memorial, September 1975, p. 753. Texas Bar Journal.


  • Photograph. Joe Shannon, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Shannon, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

52nd R.S. - 1951
Banks and Banking  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
51st R.S. - 1949
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Motor Traffic  

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