James E. Mankins

Jimmy Mankins

Full Name: James Earl "Jimmy" Mankins, Sr.
Date of birth: February 9, 1926
Date of death: August 20, 2013

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 7 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg
H 13 May 24, 1982 - Jan 11, 1983 67th (1) (2)   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg
H 13 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg
H 13 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg
H 13 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg

(1) James E. Mankins, in special election 5/22/1982, sworn 5/24/1982, succeeded Michael W. Martin, resigned 4/22/1982. First session was 67th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Mike Martin defeated Jimmy Mankins in House District 13 election on 11/4/1980. General Election 11/4/1980. Texas Secretary of State - Texas Official General Election Returns [Including Primary], 1936.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, 17th Edition, 1980, Who's Who in the South and Southwest.

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

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


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

68th R.S. - 1983
Business and Commerce  
Business and Commerce Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Cable Television  
Local and Consent Calendars (Vice Chair) 
Transportation Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
67th R.S. - 1981
Higher Education  
Human Services  
66th R.S. - 1979
Employment Practices (Chair) 
Employment Practices Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
House Administration  
65th R.S. - 1977
Energy Resources  
Energy Resources Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
State Energy Plan, House Joint  
Transportation Subcommittee on Air and Water Transportation  
Transportation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters (Vice Chair) 
64th R.S. - 1975
Energy Resources  
Transportation Subcommittee on Motor Transportation  

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