J.P. Word

J.P. Word

Full Name: James Powell Word
Date of birth: June 24, 1929
Date of death: October 12, 2009

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bandera, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Real, San Saba, Somervell
S 12 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st (2)   60th (3)   61st (2)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque Senate President Pro Tempore (61st)   Bandera, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Real, San Saba, Somervell
S 12 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (4)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell
S 12 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (5)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell

(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, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 8/26/1969; and 2nd C.S., elected 8/27/1969. 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Photographs

  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Administration  
Agriculture and Drought Disaster Relief, Special  
Agriculture and Livestock  
Banking  
County, District and Urban Affairs  
Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
Environment  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
General Investigating, Special (Chair) 
Insurance  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Licensing and Examining Boards, Interim  
Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
Military and Veterans Affairs (Chair) 
Problems of Youth, Interim  
Rules  
Rules of the Senate  
State Affairs  
State Artist Selection, Special  
Unemployment Compensation and Workmen's Compensation Laws, Interim  
Water and Conservation  
Youth Affairs  
61st R.S. - 1969
Agricultural Potential for the '70s  
Agriculture and Livestock  
Automatic Data Processing (Chair) 
Banking  
Contingent Expense  
County, District, and Urban Affairs  
Education  
Finance  
General Investigating (Chair) 
Historical and Recreational Sites  
Insurance  
Labor and Management Relations  
Natural Fibers and Textile Development  
Nominations (Chair) 
Public Health  
Public Utility Commission  
State Affairs  
Water and Conservation  
Youth Affairs  
60th R.S. - 1967
Banking  
Constitutional Revision Commission  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties, Cities, and Towns  
Economy in State Government  
Finance  
Game and Fish  
General Investigating  
Insurance  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
State Affairs  
Water and Conservation  
59th R.S. - 1965
Agriculture and Livestock  
Banking  
Counties, Cities and Towns  
Finance  
Game and Fish (Vice Chair) 
Insurance  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
State Affairs  
Water and Conservation  
58th R.S. - 1963
Agriculture and Livestock  
Banking  
Claims  
Counties, Cities and Towns  
Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
Water and Conservation  

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