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 37th (2)   38th (1)   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 - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1923, p. 1. 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

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Joseph W. Burkett, birth date 10/19/1885, death date 3/10/1962, burial 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 County, Texas; death date 3/10/1962 in San Antonio, Bexar County; 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.


  • Photograph. Joe Burkett, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe Burkett, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

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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