Mary Denny

Mary Denny

Full Name: Mary Diane Denny
Other surnames: Craver, James, Tolpo
Date of birth: July 9, 1948
Date of death: September 14, 2023

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 63 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Denton
H 63 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Denton
H 63 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 14, 2003 77th   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Collin, Denton, Rockwall
H 63 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Collin, Denton, Rockwall
H 63 Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Collin, Denton, Rockwall
H 63 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (1)   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Collin, Denton, Rockwall
H 63 Jan 14, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (2) (3) (4) (5)   Republican Aubrey / Denton   Collin, Denton, Rockwall

(1) Mary Denny Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) 73rd Legislature - Roll of Members-Elect, 1/12/1993, p. 4. House Journal.
(3) 73rd Legislature - took oath of office at approximately 5:30 pm on Thursday, 1/14/1993. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.
(4) Name Mary Denny James for 73rd Legislature (1993); Mary Denny from 74th Legislature (1995) forward. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - House of Representatives (roster), 62nd Legislature-present, 1971.
(5) 77th Legislature - Denny oath of office date. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Seniority Order.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Relatives: Robert Hal Jackson and Mary Diane Denny, nee Craver - second cousins. Ancestry.com.
  • "House to Make a Home," 5/6/2005, reports on the marriage of incumbent representative Mary Denny and Norman Tolpo. The ceremony took place in the House chamber on 5/6/2005, with Representative Joe Crabb officiating. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Photo, political affiliation, and committee assignment. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Notice of death, 9/15/2023. Speaker of the House.
  • Denny, Mary Craver. Texas State Cemetery.

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Worst.' Best and Worst Legislators 2005.
  • Named one of the 'New Furniture' (Mary James). Best and Worst Legislators 1993.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

79th R.S. - 2005
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Election Contests, Select  
Elections (Chair) 
House Administration  
78th R.S. - 2003
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Election Contests, Select  
Elections (Chair) 
Ethics, Select  
House Administration  
77th R.S. - 2001
Elections  
Financial Institutions  
76th R.S. - 1999
Elections  
Financial Institutions  
75th R.S. - 1997
County Affairs  
Elections  
74th R.S. - 1995
Elections  
Health and Human Services Block Grants, House Joint  
Human Services  
Rules and Resolutions  
73rd R.S. - 1993
Agriculture and Wildlife Management  
Elections  

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