William N. (Bill) Patman

William N. 'Bill' Patman

Full Name: William Neff "Bill" Patman
Date of birth: March 26, 1927
Date of death: December 9, 2008

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 13, 1981 65th   66th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Bastrop, Bell, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Victoria, Williamson
S 18 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 11, 1977 63rd (1)   64th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Bastrop, Bell, DeWitt, Fayette, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca, Lee, Milam, Victoria, Williamson
S 18 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 61st   62nd   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th (2) (3)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson Senate President Pro Tempore (60th)   Aransas, Austin, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, San Patricio, Victoria, Washington, Wharton
S 18 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 10, 1967 58th (4)   59th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria
S 18 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (5)   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, McMullen, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria

(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 60th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/10/1967. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

66th R.S. - 1979
Education (Vice Chair) 
Financial Institutions  
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
65th R.S. - 1977
Education (Vice Chair) 
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
64th R.S. - 1975
Education (Vice Chair) 
Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission)  
Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Administrative Support and Fiscal Management  
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
Public Health  
63rd R.S. - 1973
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Natural Resources  
Natural Resources Subcommittee on Agriculture (Chair) 
Public Health  
62nd R.S. - 1971
Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
Commerce and Industry  
Disease Prevention by Immunization, Special (Chair) 
Education  
Federal Programs and Relations  
Finance  
Human Resources  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
Natural Resources  
Oil and Gas  
Rules  
Rules of the Senate  
State Departments and Institutions  
Water and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
61st R.S. - 1969
Agricultural Potential for the '70s (Chair) 
Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
Automatic Data Processing  
Beach Study  
Claims  
Corporate Farming, Livestock Feeding and Ranching Operations  
Federal Programs and Relations  
Finance  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
Oil and Gas  
Preschool Education Standards  
Rules  
Rules of the Senate  
State Departments and Institutions  
Water and Conservation  
60th R.S. - 1967
Agriculture and Livestock (Chair) 
Economy in State Government (Chair) 
Finance  
Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Nominations  
Oil and Gas  
Parking and Traffic  
State Affairs  
Transportation  
Water and Conservation  
59th R.S. - 1965
Agriculture and Livestock (Vice Chair) 
Education  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Nursing Profession  
Oil and Gas  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
Transportation  
Water and Conservation  
58th R.S. - 1963
Agriculture and Livestock  
Education  
Game and Fish  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Oil and Gas  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
State Departments and Institutions (Chair) 
Transportation (Vice Chair) 
Water and Conservation  
57th R.S. - 1961
Agriculture and Livestock  
Cost of Government  
Education  
Game and Fish  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
Oil and Gas  
Transportation  
Water and Conservation  

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