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Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr. Durwood Manford
Full Name: Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
Date of birth: March 13, 1917
Date of death: March 24, 1988

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales Speaker   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 51st Legislature, 1st C.S., HSR 58, invitation to address the House. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 119. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HSR 198. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., HSR 83, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HR 126, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 282, Speaker's Day tribute. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 295, honoring former speakers and certain members on the occasion of Speaker's Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, R.S., HR 646. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 60th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Durwood Manford. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Describes Speaker Manford's involvement in the political and legislative processes through which the Gilmer-Aikins bills became law. Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.
  • Photograph, Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.
  • Memorial, December 1988, p. 1177. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Manford, Jr. Thomas Durwood. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr., 51st Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 47th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Interstate Cooperation (Vice Chair) 
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Highways and Roads  
    Judiciary  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
    Banks and Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Highways and Roads (Chair) 
    Local and Uncontested Bills  
    Portraits of Lieutenant Paul Eubanks and Lieutenant Duncan Hughes, Special  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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