James R. Nowlin

James Nowlin

Full Name: James Robertson Nowlin

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 57-F Jan 13, 1981 - Nov 2, 1981 67th (1) (2) (3)   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-F Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-F Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-F Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-F Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Republican San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-4 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st (4)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 57-4 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar

(1) Proclamation, 10/29/1981, ordering a special election in House District 57-F on 12/5/1981 to serve out the unexpired term of the Honorable James Nowlin. Governor William P. Clements.
(2) Lamar Smith, in special election 12/5/1981, sworn 12/15/1981, succeeded James R. Nowlin, resigned 11/6/1981. Smith resigned 11/15/1982 (he served 67th 2nd and 3rd Called Sessions only). Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Resignation letter to Governor Clements dated 10/27/1981, upon confirmation as U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas, oath of office to occur on 11/6/1981; resignation from Texas House of Representatives effective 11/2/1981. Texas House of Representatives.
(4) Party switch: Democrat during two House terms, ran as Republican in 1970 for State Senate. "James Nowlin," 10/19/1970. San Antonio Light.

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Committee Information top

67th R.S. - 1981
Energy Resources  
Energy Resources Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Judiciary (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
Judiciary Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Chair) 
Local and Consent Calendars (Chair) 
66th R.S. - 1979
Energy Resources  
Local and Consent Calendars (Chair) 
Security and Sanctions  
Urban Issues, Select  
65th R.S. - 1977
Energy Resources (Vice Chair) 
Judicial Affairs  
Judicial Affairs Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters (Vice Chair) 
Local and Consent Calendars  
State Energy Plan, House Joint (Chair) 
64th R.S. - 1975
Energy Resources  
Liquor Regulation (Vice Chair) 
63rd R.S. - 1973
Judiciary Subcommittee on Judicial Districts  
Legislative Property Tax Study, Special  
Natural Resources  
61st R.S. - 1969
Constitutional Amendments  
Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
Narcotics Investigating  
Youth (Vice Chair) 
60th R.S. - 1967
Federal Relations  
Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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