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Joe Kilgore Joe Kilgore
Full Name: Joe Madison Kilgore
Date of birth: December 10, 1918
Date of death: February 10, 1999

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38-1 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 50th Legislature, text of poem "Sky Rodeo," a ballad of World War II, featuring Joe Kilgore as the central figure. House Journal.
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 285. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 825. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 212. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • KILGORE, Joe Madison (1918-1999). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Air Force Reserve. "Rep. Joe M. Kilgore of McAllen is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve . . . During his five years of active duty, Kilgore earned the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal 'with some clusters,' as he puts it. A bomber pilot, he led the second American air raid on Naples . . .," "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army Air Corps, Lieutenant Colonel; Air Force Reserve, Major General. "Mr. Kilgore served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II . . . he was a lieutenant colonel at the end of the war and rose to the rank of major general in the Air Force Reserve." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 212. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Kilgore, Joe Madison. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Kilgore, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Kilgore, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Kilgore, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Kilgore, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Labor  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Houston Press Story, Investigation, Special  
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    School Districts  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Judiciary  
    Labor  
    Motor Traffic  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Motor Traffic  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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