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Joe L. Hill, Jr. Joe Lafayette Hill, Jr.
Full Name: Joe Lafayette Hill, Jr.
Date of birth: July 2, 1894
Date of death: October 4, 1967

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 12, 1943 47th (1) (2) (3) (4)   46th (5)   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (6)   44th (7)   Democrat Henderson / Rusk   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
(1) Caucus report for 47th Legislature, 1st called session signed, Olan R. Van Zandt, Dean of the Senate, p. 10, Senate Journal.
(2) Journal does not indicate who assumed title of Dean of the Senate during the regular session. However, Olan Van Zandt served as chair of the senate caucus, an honor traditionally bestowed upon the dean, pp. 9-11. Senate Journal.
(3) Journal does not confirm who assumed the title of dean during the regular session of the 47th legislature; however, Senator Van Zandt was chairman of the senate caucus, a honor traditionally bestowed on the dean of the senate. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(4) Lists Cotten, Hill, Weaver Moore, Shivers, Sulak, and Van Zandt as having most seniority, 47th Legislature. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate', 2002.
(5) 46th Legislature - 1/10/1939, p. 2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators-Elect." Senate Journal.
(6) 45th Legislature - 1/12/1937, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators . . . who were Members of the Forty-fourth Legislature and whose terms of office continue for the duration of the Forty-fifth Legislature." Senate Journal.
(7) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 230. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of father Joe L. Hill, Volume III, pp. 1200-1202. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, December 1967, p. 1008. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Hill, Joe Lafayette. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe L. Hill, Jr., 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe L. Hill, Jr., 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe L. Hill, Jr., 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe L. Hill, Jr., 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 47th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Election Law Violations, Investigation, Special (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Welfare, Investigation, Special  
    Rural Aid Legislative Advisory, Special  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Banking  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Investigating, Special  
    Labor  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Towns and City Corporations (Chair) 
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Investigating  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage (Chair) 
    New London School Explosion  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Senatorial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Chair) 
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Investigating  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Senatorial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    State Penitentiaries  
    Texas Independence Day, Special  
     

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