Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-O Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Dec 8, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Lanell Cofer, in special election 11/29/1977, sworn 12/8/1977, succeeded Eddie Bernice Johnson, resigned 9/30/1977. First session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Sworn 12/8/1977. Oaths of Office.
(3) Special election 11/8/1977, runoff 11/29/1977. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, p. 205. Black Women in Texas History, 2008.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 191-193. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

67th R.S. - 1981
Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Liquor Regulation  
66th R.S. - 1979
Insurance Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
Liquor Regulation  
65th R.S. - 1977
Child Abuse, House Joint  

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