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Ruth Jones McClendon Ruth Jones McClendon
Full Name: Ruth Elizabeth Jones McClendon
Other surnames: Jones,
Date of birth: October 5, 1943
Date of death: December 19, 2017

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 120 Jan 13, 2015 - Jan 31, 2016 84th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 8, 2013 - Jan 13, 2015 83rd   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 11, 2011 - Jan 8, 2013 82nd   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 13, 2009 - Jan 11, 2011 81st   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 9, 2007 - Jan 13, 2009 80th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 11, 2005 - Jan 9, 2007 79th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 14, 2003 - Jan 11, 2005 78th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 9, 2001 - Jan 13, 2003 77th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 12, 1999 - Jan 9, 2001 76th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Jan 14, 1997 - Jan 12, 1999 75th   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 120 Nov 12, 1996 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) Proclamations, 2/3/2016 and 5/18/2016, ordering special election on 5/7/2016 and runoff on 8/2/2016 in House District 120 to serve unexpired term of Ruth Jones McClendon. Governor Greg Abbott.
(2) Ruth Jones McClendon resigned effective 1/31/2016. Resignation letters to Speaker Joe Straus 12/31/2015 and Governor Greg Abbott 1/6/2016. Texas House of Representatives.
(3) "Representative McClendon Not Seeking Re-Election," 9/2/2015. Texas House of Representatives - Press Memos of the House Members and Speaker.
(4) Conley resignation letter, 7/8/1996. Governor George W. Bush.
(5) Ruth J. McClendon, in special election 11/5/1996, sworn 11/12/1996, succeeded Karyne J. Conley, resigned 7/8/1996. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Sworn 11/12/1996. Oaths of Office.
(7) 75th Legislature - McClendon oath of office date. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Seniority Order.
(8) 1996 November Special Election. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 82nd Legislature, R.S., HR 2525. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 618. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 86th Legislature, R.S., HR 1269. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 206. Black Women in Texas History, 2008.
  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives.
  • McClendon, Ruth Elizabeth Jones. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Photo, political affiliation, and committee assignment. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • In Celebration of the Remarkable Wonderful Loving Lifetime of Ruth Elizabeth Jones McClendon, Ruth Jones McClendon Memorial 12/28/2017, Slide Presentation by Janis Reinken. Donated Material.
  • Memorial program, Celebrating the Life of Ruth Jones McClendon. Donated Material.
  • Program, St. Philip's College, The Honorable Ruth Jones McClendon Collection Opening. Donated Material.
  • Notice of death, 12/20/2017. Speaker of the House.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best.' Best and Worst Legislators 2015.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention.' Best and Worst Legislators 2009.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, Members of the 80th and 81st Legislature, Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 75th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 76th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 77th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 78th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 79th Legislature, Members of the 79th Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Ruth Jones McClendon, 83rd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph, Flip Book Photographs: Texas House of Representatives, 79th Legislature, 2005.
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 74th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 75th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 76th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 77th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 78th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 79th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 80th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 81st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 82nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 83rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 84th session composite photo of House members (House chamber, east wall. 2W.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    84th R.S. - 2015
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V (General Government, the Judiciary, and Criminal Justice & Public Safety)  
    Rules and Resolutions (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    83rd R.S. - 2013
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V (General Government, the Judiciary, and Criminal Justice & Public Safety) (Vice Chair) 
    Rules and Resolutions (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    Transportation Funding, Expenditures, and Finance, Select  
    82nd R.S. - 2011
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Articles I, IV & V (General Government, the Judiciary, and Criminal Justice & Public Safety)  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on the Current Fiscal Condition  
    Rules and Resolutions (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    81st R.S. - 2009
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal Justice (Vice Chair) 
    Rules and Resolutions (Chair) 
    Transportation  
    Transportation Funding, Select  
    Transportation Funding, Select, Subcommittee on Funding  
    80th R.S. - 2007
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Education  
    Pensions and Investments (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    Property Tax Relief and Appraisal Reform, Select  
    Rules and Resolutions (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    79th R.S. - 2005
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on Education  
    Pensions and Investments (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    Redistricting  
    78th R.S. - 2003
    Appropriations  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (Articles I, VI and VII)  
    Child Welfare and Foster Care, Select, Interim  
    Pensions and Investments (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
    Redistricting  
    Redistricting Subcommittee on Congressional Redistricting Two  
    77th R.S. - 2001
    Economic Development  
    Local and Consent Calendars  
    Redistricting  
    State Affairs  
    76th R.S. - 1999
    Economic Development  
    Local and Consent Calendars  
    Public Health  
    75th R.S. - 1997
    Juvenile Justice and Family Issues  
    Public Safety  
     

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