R.A. 'Bob' Gammage

Full Name: Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage
Date of birth: March 13, 1938
Date of death: September 10, 2012

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 23, 1976 63rd (3)   64th (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Fort Bend, Harris
H 24-3 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) In Senate, Eugene Jones, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn in 65th Legislature, succeeded Robert A. Gammage, resigned 1/23/1976. In House, J. L. Briscoe, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn 4/13/1976, succeeded Eugene Jones, resigned 1/31/1976. Briscoe did not serve in leg session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Special election 2/28/1976, runoff 4/3/1976. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(3) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Naval Reserve, Lieutenant Commander. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • United States Army; United States Naval Reserve, Captain. "Bob served on active duty with the U.S. Army Infantry Human Research Unit and the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG), and is a Captain (Retired) in the U.S. Naval Reserve, where he served in both the Intelligence Service and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, including service as a military judge and as commander of the Naval Reserve Admiralty Law Unit." In Memoriam, Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage, 9/13/2012. Memorial program, photos, and biographical sketch. Texas Senate.
  • United States Army, United States Navy Reserves. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1973.


  • Photograph. Bob Gammage, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Gammage, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bob Gammage, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

64th R.S. - 1975
Economic Development  
Human Resources (Vice Chair) 
Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
Medical Professional Liability  
Public Health (Co-Chair) 
Texas Constitution  
63rd R.S. - 1973
Economic Development  
Human Resources  
Human Resources Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health and Welfare (Chair) 
Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters (Vice Chair) 
Prison Reform  
Public Health (Co-Chair) 
62nd R.S. - 1971
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Higher Education  
Juvenile Crime and Deliquency  

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