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Joe Burkett Joseph Washington Burkett, Sr.
Full Name: Joseph Washington "Joe" Burkett, Sr.
Date of birth: October 19, 1885
Date of death: March 10, 1962

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jul 18, 1921 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (1)   37th (2)   Democrat Eastland / Eastland   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum
H 108 Jan 11, 1921 - Mar 12, 1921 37th (2)   Democrat Eastland / Eastland   Callahan, Eastland
(1) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(2) In Senate, Joe Burkett, in special election 6/4/1921, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded John A. Russell, resigned 2/28/1921. In House, Ben Russell, in special election 7/16/1921, sworn 7/20/1921, succeeded Joe Burkett, resigned after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Joseph Washington Burkett, birth date 10/19/1885, death date 3/10/1962, interment in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio. Includes "Autobiography by Joe Burkett from campaign material when he was a candidate for Governor of Texas, subject to Democratic Primaries 1924." Find a Grave.
  • Memorial, May 1962, p. 444. Relatives: Joseph W. Burkett Sr. - father, Joseph W. Burkett Jr. - son. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Ex-Sen. Burkett Dies at Age 76," 3/11/1962, p. 2-A. Birth date 10/19/1885. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Joseph Washington Burkett, birth date 10/12/1885 in Llano, Texas; death date 3/10/1962; attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Obituary, "Joe Burkett Funeral Held," The Bandera Bulletin, 3/16/1962, p. 4, crediting Bandera Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, Joseph Washington Burkett, 3/11/1962, birth date unclear. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Obituary and photo, "Judge Burkett Dies," 3/11/1962, p. 1-B. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Burkett, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Burkett, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Burkett, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Civil Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Vice Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Roads, Bridges, and Ferries (Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments  
    State Railroad, Joint Committee to Visit  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Neinast Investigating  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representative Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Town and City Corporations (Vice Chair) 

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