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Kent Caperton Kent A. Caperton
Full Name: Kent Allen Caperton

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 8, 1991 71st (1)   70th   Democrat Bryan / Brazos Senate President Pro Tempore (71st)   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson
S 5 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 13, 1987 69th   68th (2)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson
S 5 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (3)   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton
(1) 71st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 2nd C.S., elected 11/14/1989; Ad Interim 2nd C.S., 12/12/1989. Senate Journal.
(2) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 4-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1982 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 67th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 90. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Access Through the Lobby," 2/24/1995, pp. 14-17. Texas Observer.
  • Caperton, Kent Allen. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Kent A. Caperton, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Kent A. Caperton, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Kent A. Caperton, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Kent A. Caperton, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Kent Caperton, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Public School Finance, Select  
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Creation and Expansion of Minority and Women-Owned Business Ownership Opportunities, Special Advisory  
    Employee Benefits, Select  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Judicial Selection  
    Jurisprudence  
    Public Education, Select (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Guaranty Funds, Select  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Administration, Special  
    Child Support, Interim  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Deceptive Trade Practices  
    Finance  
    Higher Education in South Texas  
    Judiciary, Select, Interim  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Oil Overcharge, Special  
    Protective Orders and State Employee Pension Plans  
    Security for Judgments, Special  
    State Affairs  
    Workers Compensation, Select  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice (Chair) 
    Education  
    Family Role in Reducing Recidivism, Special  
    Finance  
    Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure  
    Merit Selection of Judges, Committee of 100 for the  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Organization and Management  
    Finance  
    Judiciary, Select  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters (Vice Chair) 
    Poet Laureate Selection  
    Rules of Evidence, Interim (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Elections  
    State Artist Selection  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    State-Municipal Planning, Interim  
     

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