Neil Caldwell

Neil Caldwell

Full Name: Vernon Neil Caldwell
Date of birth: November 13, 1929
Date of death: February 6, 2018

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 20 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 19 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 19 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 19 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 23 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Angleton / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 23 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 23 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 23 Feb 22, 1960 - Jan 10, 1961 56th (2) (3)   Democrat Alvin / Brazoria   Brazoria

(1) Sworn 11/16/1962. Oaths of Office.
(2) Neil Caldwell, in special election 1/9/1960, sworn 2/22/1960, succeeded Sam H. Bass, Jr., resigned 11/23/1959. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Sworn 2/22/1960; news article, "Alvin Attorney Takes Oath." Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Address by Governor John Connally to the House of Representatives at presentation of sculptural bust of the Governor by Representative Neil Caldwell, in accordance with provisions of HSR 129, 59th R.S., 3/1/1965, pp. 434-435. House Journal.
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HSR 412, designating Representative Caldwell "Artist Laureate of the House." Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1973.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

64th R.S. - 1975
Emotionally Disturbed Youth, Special (Chair) 
Labor (Vice Chair - Appropriative Matters) 
63rd R.S. - 1973
Appropriations (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on Performance Evaluation and Review of State Programs (Chair) 
Constitutional Convention Planning  
Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim  
62nd R.S. - 1971
Constitutional Amendments (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Highways and Roads  
House Rules and Procedures  
61st R.S. - 1969
Congressional and Legislative Districts (Vice Chair) 
Conservation and Reclamation  
Historical Preservation, Special  
Public Health  
60th R.S. - 1967
Congressional and Legislative Districts (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Public Health  
State Officials on Suggested Legislation of the Council of State Governments  
59th R.S. - 1965
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
School Districts  
58th R.S. - 1963
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
57th R.S. - 1961
Bay Development and Use (Vice Chair) 
Beach Development  
Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
Paintings in the House of Representatives  
Public Health  
State Affairs  

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