Frank Owen III

Frank Owen III

Full Name: Frank Owen III
Date of birth: February 25, 1926
Date of death: February 20, 1999

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
S 29 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (2)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
S 29 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 10, 1961 56th (3)   55th   56th (3)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso Senate President Pro Tempore (56th)   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
S 29 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th (4)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
S 29 Nov 2, 1954 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd (5)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
H 105-3 Jan 13, 1953 - Nov 5, 1954 53rd (5)   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
H 90-F Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Fabens / El Paso   Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth

(1) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(2) 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.
(3) 56th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 3rd C.S., elected 8/6/1959. Senate Journal.
(4) Richard White, in special election 12/11/1954, sworn 1/11/1955, succeeded Frank Owen III, resigned 11/5/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Frank Owen III, in special election 11/2/1954, succeeded to unexpired term of James T. Rutherford, resigned 9/27/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Frank Owen III, "El Pasoan Was State Lawmaker," 2/23/1999, p. 2B. El Paso Times.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2001.
  • Memorial, April 2000, p. 402. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army Air Forces, Sergeant, World War II. Military grave marker, Frank Owen III, birth date 2/25/1926, death date 2/20/1999, burial in Memory Gardens of the Valley, Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Find a Grave.
  • Military Service: United States Army Air Force, June 1944 to June 1946. Biographical sketch, Frank Owen III, January 14, 1959. Legislative Clipping Service.
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "Born February 25, 1926, in El Paso, Texas, Frank Owen served as a tail gunner on a B-17 in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 280. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

58th R.S. - 1963
Education  
Finance  
Jurisprudence  
Labor and Management Relations  
Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
Oil and Gas (Chair) 
State Affairs  
Transportation  
Water and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
57th R.S. - 1961
Border Conference  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Finance  
Interstate Cooperation  
Jurisprudence  
Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
Oil and Gas (Chair) 
Water and Conservation  
56th R.S. - 1959
Agriculture and Livestock  
Constitutional Amendments  
Insurance (Vice Chair) 
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Oil and Gas (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Texas Commission for State Health and Welfare Services  
Texas Commission on City and County Governments  
Water and Conservation  
55th R.S. - 1957
Agriculture and Livestock  
Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
Counties, Cities and Towns (Chair) 
General Investigating  
Insurance Company of Texas (ICT), Investigation, Special  
Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
Oil and Gas  
Privileges and Elections  
Water and Conservation  
54th R.S. - 1955
Aeronautics  
Agriculture  
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Conservation  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Representative Districts  
Senatorial Disticts  
Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 
Water Resources  
53rd R.S. - 1953
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Judiciary  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Conservation and Reclamation  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Education  
State Affairs  

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