Ed Howard

Full Name: Vernon Edgar Howard
Date of birth: April 13, 1937
Date of death: July 2, 1998

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 8, 1985 - Sep 18, 1986 69th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie Senate President Pro Tempore (69th)   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Titus, Upshur
S 1 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (4)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Panola, Red River, Titus, Upshur
S 1 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 66th   67th   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Camp, Cass, Delta, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion, Morris, Red River, Titus
H 1 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Red River
H 1 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie
H 1 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie

(1) 69th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 9/4/1986. Senate Journal.
(2) Richard Anderson, in special runoff election 9/13/1986, sworn 9/18/1986, succeeded V. Edgar Howard, who, to avoid appearance of conflict of interest, did not attend 2-3 C.S. except for his election as president pro tempore ad interim on 9/4/1986, but held office until successor sworn. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Special election 8/9/1986, runoff 9/13/1986. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(4) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1983.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

69th R.S. - 1985
Administration, Special  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Economic Development  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
Jurisprudence  
Natural Resources  
Nominations, Special (Chair) 
Premium Tax Task Force  
State Affairs  
68th R.S. - 1983
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Finance  
Economic Development  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
Industrial Development Bonds, Interim  
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations (Chair) 
State Properties, Special (Chair) 
67th R.S. - 1981
Administration (Vice Chair) 
Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
Fees and Grants, Interim  
Finance (Vice Chair) 
Regional Intergovernmental Cooperation, Special  
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
66th R.S. - 1979
Administration (Vice Chair) 
Administration Subcommittee on Rules  
Economic Development  
State Affairs  
State Affairs Subcommittee on Nominations  
63rd R.S. - 1973
Environmental Affairs  
Environmental Affairs Subcommittee on State Parks  
Human Resources  
Revenue and Taxation  
Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee on Exemptions  
62nd R.S. - 1971
Administration  
Business and Marketing Affairs  
Counties  
Degree Plans  
Highways and Roads  
House Rules and Procedures  
School Districts  
Urban Affairs  
61st R.S. - 1969
Claims  
Elections  
Governmental Affairs and Efficiency  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
State Contracting Procedures, Interim  
Youth  

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