Don Kennard

Don Kennard

Full Name: Donley Chalmers "Don" Kennard
Date of birth: May 6, 1929
Date of death: March 17, 2011

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 10 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
S 10 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st (2)   60th (3)   61st (2)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant Senate President Pro Tempore (61st)   Tarrant
S 10 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (4)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
S 10 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (5)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-3 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-3 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-3 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-3 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-3 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(2) 61st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/14/1969. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1966 due to redistricting. Reapportionment of Senate districts occurred in the 59th Legislature, Regular Session (1965), ch. 324 (SB 547). Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(5) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.

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Resolutions and Journal entries

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Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Commerce and Industry  
Disease Prevention by Immunization, Special  
Drug Study, Interim (Chair) 
Economic Development  
Environment  
Environmental Affairs, Interim  
Federal Programs and Relations  
Finance  
Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting, Interim  
Human Resources  
Insurance  
Intergovernmental Relations  
Jurisprudence  
Oil and Gas  
Parks and Recreation (Chair) 
Parks and Wildlife (Vice Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Problems of Youth, Interim  
Public Health (Chair) 
Public School Finance, Interim  
Rules  
Rules of the Senate  
Sales Tax, Interim  
State Affairs  
State Artist Selection, Special  
State Tax Policy  
61st R.S. - 1969
Contingent Expense  
Education  
Federal Programs and Relations  
Finance  
Insurance  
Jurisprudence  
Oil and Gas  
Parks and Recreation (Chair) 
Parks and Wildlife (Vice Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health (Chair) 
State Affairs  
Youth Affairs  
60th R.S. - 1967
Claims  
Constitutional Revision Commission  
Education  
Jurisprudence  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Oil and Gas  
Parks and Recreation (Chair) 
Public Health (Chair) 
Slums and Slum Clearance  
Transportation  
59th R.S. - 1965
Banking  
Education  
Election Law  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Nominations  
Oil and Gas  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
Water and Conservation  
58th R.S. - 1963
Banking  
Constitutional Amendments  
Counties, Cities and Towns  
Insurance  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Oil and Gas  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
Water and Conservation  
57th R.S. - 1961
Appropriations  
Banks and Banking  
Education  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Migrant Labor  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Texas Turnpike Authority Problems  
56th R.S. - 1959
Appropriations  
Appropriations Subcommittee on Departments and Agencies  
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
Labor  
Leasing of Certain Highway Rights-of-Way for Oil and Gas Purposes by the State Highway Department, Special  
Public Health (Chair) 
55th R.S. - 1957
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Labor  
Motor Traffic  
School Districts (Vice Chair) 
54th R.S. - 1955
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Education  
Labor  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
53rd R.S. - 1953
Banks and Banking  
Game and Fisheries  
Interstate Cooperation  
Public Lands and Buildings  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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