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Sarah Weddington Sarah Weddington
Full Name: Sarah Weddington
Other surnames: Ragle,

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 37-B Jan 11, 1977 - Sep 1, 1977 65th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-2 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 37-2 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
(1) Weddington resignation letter dated 9/2/1977, effective as of midnight, 9/1/1977. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office.
(2) 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.
(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
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., HSR 46. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., HSR 190. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., SR 133. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., HSR 109. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Women Before the Courts and Roe v. Wade, pp. 122-125. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Sarah Ragle Weddington, pp. 162-165. First woman from Austin and Travis County elected to the Texas House of Representatives. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Oral history interviews available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, "Texas Government Insider," 10/24/2008. Strategic Partnerships, Inc., 2008.
  • About Sarah Weddington. Includes Summary Bio, Early Years, Attorney Years, Campaign for Public Office, Legislative Years, General Counsel Years, White House Years, and Current Activities. Weddington Center.
  • Other Resources
  • Weddington, Sarah Ragle. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Sarah Weddington, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sarah Weddington, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sarah Weddington, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 63rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    65th R.S. - 1977
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Coastal Zone Management  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Resolutions  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on State Institutions (Chair) 
    State Affairs Subcommittee on State Lands and Buildings  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Utilities Legislation (Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Board of Managers  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Functions of the Judiciary, Select  
    Impeachment, Select  
    Joint City/Legislative  
    Judicial Qualifications Commission Study, Special  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Appropriations Subcommittee on State Aircraft Pooling  
    Appropriations Subcommittee on State Employees (Chair) 
    Citizens' Conference on State Legislatures, Steering, Special (Operations of the House)  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim (Vice Chair) 

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