Gary Thompson

Gary Thompson

Full Name: Gary Eugene Thompson
Date of birth: June 15, 1936
Date of death: April 13, 2017

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 79 Jan 8, 1985 - Jun 2, 1986 69th (1) (2)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 79 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 62 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 62 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor

(1) Bob Hunter, in special election 8/9/1986, sworn 8/15/1986, succeeded Gary E. Thompson, resigned 6/2/1986. First session was 69th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 69th Legislature - Thompson resigned 6/2/1986 to lobby for the Teacher Retirement System. Party switch from Democrat to Republican as of June 1985. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.

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Committee Information top

69th R.S. - 1985
County Affairs (Chair) 
State Affairs  
68th R.S. - 1983
County Affairs (Chair) 
Ways and Means  
67th R.S. - 1981
Government Organization (Chair - Budget & Oversight) 
Government Organization Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight (Chair) 
Regional Intergovernmental Cooperation, Special (Chair) 
Regions, Compacts, and Districts  
Regions, Compacts, and Districts Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
66th R.S. - 1979
Higher Education  
Regions, Compacts, and Districts  
Regions, Compacts, and Districts Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  

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