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Lanell Cofer Lanell Cofer
Full Name: Lanell Cofer

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-O Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Dec 8, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) Sworn 12/8/1977. Oaths of Office.
(2) Lanell Cofer, in special election 11/29/1977, sworn 12/8/1977, succeeded Eddie Bernice Johnson, resigned 9/30/1977. First session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Special election 11/8/1977, runoff 11/29/1977. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 67th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HR 67. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 82nd Legislature, R.S., HR 654. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., HR 452, celebrating Black History Month and honoring the leadership and vision of African American lawmakers. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 205. Black Women in Texas History, 2008.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 191-193. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lanell Cofer,65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Lanell Cofer,66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Lanell Cofer,67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
    Liquor Regulation  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Insurance Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
    Liquor Regulation  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Child Abuse, House Joint  

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