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Joe J. Bernal Joe J. Bernal
Full Name: Joseph J. Bernal

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
S 26 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   60th (2)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
H 68-2 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (3)   Democrat San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(2) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) Sworn 1/3/1965. Oaths of Office.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SR 1067. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., SR 565. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 80th Legislature, R.S., SR 370. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 85th Legislature, R.S., SR 330. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 86th Legislature, R.S., HR 1730. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photos and biographical information included in LRL collection, 796.35709764 SM 2016. Mexican American Baseball in South Texas, 2016.
  • Photo and biographical sketch. Senate Hispanic Research Council.
  • Biographical sketch included in Tejano Struggle for Representation, 2004.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Sergeant, World War II, "served as an infantryman in Manila and Tokyo with the Headquarters Squadron, Pacific Air Command." Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentioned in TEJANO POLITICS. Listed among the Tejanos who served in the Texas House and Senate. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe J. Bernal, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe J. Bernal, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe J. Bernal, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joe J. Bernal, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 60th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Constitutional Amendments  
    County, District and Urban Affairs  
    Federal Programs and Relations (Chair) 
    Human Resources  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Junior Colleges, Interim (Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions  
    State Departments and Institutions Subcommittee on Construction of the Bauer House for the Chancellor at the University of Texas at Austin  
    Youth Affairs  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Claims (Chair) 
    Commerce and Industry  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Oil and Gas  
    Preschool Education Standards  
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    Urban Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Labor and Management Relations  
    Oil and Gas  
    Poverty in Texas (Chair) 
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Slums and Slum Clearance  
    State Affairs  
    Vocational-Technical Education  
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Liquor Regulation  
    Military and Veterans' Affairs  
    School Districts  

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