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Jim Wallace
Full Name: James Price Wallace
Date of birth: April 8, 1928
Date of death: April 17, 2017

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 9, 1973 - Dec 20, 1974 63rd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Houston / Harris Senate President Pro Tempore (63rd)   Harris
S 6 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) 63rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 12/20/1973. Senate Journal.
(2) In Senate, Lindon Williams, in special election 1/11/1975, sworn 1/14/1975, succeeded James P. Wallace, resigned 12/20/1974. In House, Anthony Polumbo, in special election 1/21/1975, sworn 1/23/1975, succeeded Lindon Williams, resigned 12/20/1974. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., SR 926. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., SR 499. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, James Price Wallace, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1981-1988. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Memorial, June 2017, p. 400. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, Supreme Court of Texas, April 1985, pp. 432-434. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, 3 years. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • United States Navy. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jim Wallace,62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jim Wallace,63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 62nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Intergovernmental Relations (Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Fire Prevention (Chair) 
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Interstate Compacts and Reciprocal Agreements  
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Mass Transit  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Coastal Lands and Waters  
    Commerce and Industry  
    Economic Development  
    Federal Programs and Relations  
    Labor and Management Relations  
    Licensing and Examining Boards, Interim (Chair) 
    Occupational Education, Interim  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Public School Finance, Interim  
    Traffic Court System  
    Urban Education  
    Water and Conservation  

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