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Louis Sulak Louis Sulak
Full Name: Louis J. Sulak
Date of birth: August 4, 1895
Date of death: September 10, 1967

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 14, 1947 49th (1)   48th (2)   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Waller
S 15 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 12, 1943 47th (3) (4) (5) (6)   46th (7)   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Waller
S 15 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (8)   44th (9)   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Waller
(1) Although Senator Shivers shared seniority with Senators [Weaver] Moore and Sulak, the Senate Journal records the election of Senator Shivers as dean. See the Senate Journal, 49th Legislature, p. 9. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(2) Although Cotten shared seniority with Senators [Weaver] Moore, Shivers, and Sulak, a statement in the Senate Journal indicates that Senator Cotten was chosen dean. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(3) Caucus report for 47th Legislature, 1st called session signed, Olan R. Van Zandt, Dean of the Senate, p. 10, Senate Journal.
(4) Journal does not indicate who assumed title of Dean of the Senate during the regular session. However, Olan Van Zandt served as chair of the senate caucus, an honor traditionally bestowed upon the dean, pp. 9-11. Senate Journal.
(5) Journal does not confirm who assumed the title of dean during the regular session of the 47th legislature; however, Senator Van Zandt was chairman of the senate caucus, a honor traditionally bestowed on the dean of the senate. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(6) Lists Cotten, Hill, Weaver Moore, Shivers, Sulak, and Van Zandt as having most seniority, 47th Legislature. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(7) 46th Legislature - 1/10/1939, p. 2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators-Elect." Senate Journal.
(8) 45th Legislature - 1/12/1937, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators . . . who were Members of the Forty-fourth Legislature and whose terms of office continue for the duration of the Forty-fifth Legislature." Senate Journal.
(9) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Other Resources
  • Louis J. Sulak, birth date 8/4/1885, death date 9/10/1967, interment in La Grange Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette County. Find a Grave.
  • Austin American-Statesman 1/21/1941, "Sen. Sulak's wide experience stamps him as oustanding man." Birth date 8/4/1895. Legislative Clipping Service.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Louis Sulak, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 47th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Interstate Cooperation (Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Agricultural Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Vice Chair) 
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Agricultural Conditions, Special  
    Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Towns and City Corporations  
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Penitentiaries  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Labor  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Penitentiaries  
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Agricultural Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Penitentiaries  
     

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