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Jim Turner Jim Turner
Full Name: James W. "Jim" Turner

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 5 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 2, 1997 74th (2)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Limestone, McLennan, Madison, Milam, Navarro, Robertson, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Williamson
S 5 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (3) (4)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Anderson, Brazos, Burleson, Falls, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Williamson
S 5 Jan 8, 1991 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd (5)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Colorado, Grimes, Harris, Houston, Leon, Madison, Milam, Montgomery, Robertson, Trinity, Walker, Waller, Washington, Wharton, Williamson
H 15 Jan 11, 1983 - Mar 17, 1984 68th (6)   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Grimes, Houston, Leon, Madison, Montgomery
H 15 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Cherokee, Houston, Leon, Limestone
(1) In Senate, Stephen E. Ogden, in special election 1/28/1997, sworn 2/4/1997, succeeded James W. Turner, resigned 1/2/1997. In House, Bill Roman, in special election 1/28/1997, sworn 2/1/1997, succeeded Stephen E. Ogden, resigned 1/28/1997 to take oath of office of senator. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1992 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(6) Mike McKinney, in special election 3/24/1984, sworn 4/9/1984, succeeded James W. Turner, resigned 3/17/1984. First session was 68th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • TURNER, Jim (1946- ). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Other Resources
  • Relatives: Jim Turner - father; John Turner - son. "District 114 up for grabs after incumbent falls," 10/25/2018. Dallas Morning News.
  • "Juvenile Justice Reforms Adopted by the 74th Legislature," by Senator Jim Turner, Fall/Winter 1995, pp. 4-11, including detailed summary of HB 327, 74th Legislature, and school discipline changes in SB 1, 74th Legislature. Texas Lyceum Journal.
  • Photo and interview with Senator Jim Turner, pp. 10, 27, January 1993. Texas Town & City.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jim Turner, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jim Turner, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jim Turner, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jim Turner, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jim Turner, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Criminal Justice  
    Finance  
    Finance Subcommittee I  
    Finance Subcommittee on Veteran Affairs  
    Jurisprudence  
    Juvenile Driving While Intoxicated Laws, Interim  
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Nominations, Special  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Education  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations, Special  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Review of the Central Education Agency, Select  
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Congressional Districts  
    Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Economic Development  
    Economic Development Subcommittee on Insurance  
    Finance  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Appropriations  
    Election Contest, Special  
    House Administration  
    Ways and Means (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    Ways and Means Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Chair) 
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Environmental Affairs  
    Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
    Ways and Means  
     

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