Kay Bailey

Kay Bailey

Full Name: Kathryn Ann "Kay" Bailey
Other surnames: Hutchison,

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 90 Jan 1, 1975 - Jul 9, 1976 64th (1)   Republican Houston / Harris   Harris
H 90 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Republican Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Brad Wright, in special election 8/14/1976, sworn 8/26/1976, succeeded Kathryn A. Bailey, resigned 7/9/1976. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • HUTCHISON, Kathryn Ann Bailey (Kay) (1943- ). Senator, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Kathryn A. (Kay) Bailey (Hutchison), pp. 158-161. First Republican woman elected to Texas House, first Republican woman elected to statewide office (state treasurer, elected 1990), first woman U.S. Senator from Texas. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Oral history interview in LRL collection, 976.4 H449G 2021. Growing Up in the Lone Star State: Notable Texans Remember Their Childhoods, 2021.
  • Oral history interview available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Biographical sketch in LRL collection, 340.092 C366R 2008. Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas, 2008.
  • Biographical sketch and photos, "Sitting Pretty," August 1994, pp. 80-83, 100-105. Texas Monthly.
  • Hutchison, Kathryn Ann Bailey. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Biography: in 1993, elected as the first woman to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. United States Senate.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Kay Bailey, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Kay Bailey, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

64th R.S. - 1975
Intergovernmental Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
Ways and Means  
63rd R.S. - 1973
Intergovernmental Affairs  
Revenue and Taxation  
Revenue and Taxation Subcommittee on New Sources of Revenue (Vice Chair) 

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