Patty Keel.  Photo courtesy of Terry Keel.

Patty Keel

Full Name: Patricia Marie "Patty" Keel
Other surnames: O'Connor,

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 47 Jun 14, 1996 - Jan 14, 1997 74th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Republican Austin / Travis   Travis

(1) 74th Legislature -- Patty Keel elected and sworn, but never served during a legislative session. Elected during the interim; did not seek reelection, "Patty Keel Takes Seat in District 47 with 58%." Austin American-Statesman.
(2) Patty Keel, in special election 6/1/1996, sworn 6/14/1996, succeeded Susan Combs, resigned 1/26/1996. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Appointed to Committees on Natural Resources, Land and Resource Management, 6/14/1996. Texas House of Representatives - Press Memos of the House Members and Speaker.
(4) Oath of office program, 6/14/1996. Texas House of Representatives - Press Memos of the House Members and Speaker.
(5) 74th Legislature - took oath of office 6/14/1996. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.
(6) State Representative, District 47, special election May 4, 1996 and runoff election June 1, 1996. Texas Secretary of State - Sum of Official Tabulation for Special Election, 1996.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • "Mom's Running to Keep Seat Warm for Son," 4/4/1996. Relatives: Patty Keel - mother, Terry Keel - son. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Keel, Patricia Marie O'Connor. Texas State Cemetery.


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Committee Information top

74th R.S. - 1995
Land and Resource Management  
Natural Resources  

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