Mary Jane Bode

Mary Jane Bode

Full Name: Mary Jane Bode
Other surnames: Goodpasture,
Date of birth: July 28, 1926
Date of death: September 23, 1998

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37-B Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-B Dec 21, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis

(1) Mary Jane Bode, in special election 12/10/1977, sworn 12/21/1977, succeeded Sarah R. Weddington, resigned 9/1/1977. First session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Sworn 12/21/1977. Oaths of Office.
(3) Special election 11/8/1977, runoff 12/10/1977. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch, Mary Jane Goodpasture Bode, pp. 189-191. Born 7/28/1926. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Bode, Mary Jane. Texas State Cemetery.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

66th R.S. - 1979
Government Organization  
State Employee Productivity, Select (Chair) 
Transportation Subcommittee on Appropriative Matters  
65th R.S. - 1977
Child Abuse, House Joint  
Constitutional Amendments  

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