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Mike McKool Mike McKool
Full Name: Mike McKool
Date of birth: December 30, 1918
Date of death: February 22, 2003

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 16 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   61st   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 61st Legislature, R.S., SR 1060. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 62nd Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 352. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., SR 511. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 78th Legislature, R.S., SR 305. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Oral history interview available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo, A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army Air Forces, Sergeant, World War II. Photos and transcript of Sergeant Mike McKool's testimony on being shot down and rescued from Nazi-occupied territory in the former Yugoslavia. "SGT. MIKE MCKOOL, rescued American WWII Halyard Mission veteran, testifies before Commission of Inquiry regarding 'Fair Trial for General Mihailovich' May 1946 New York," posted 11/7/2014. General Draza Mihailovich: Unsung World War Two Hero.
  • United States Army Air Corps. "During World War II, he was stationed in Italy, flying missions as a B-24 tail gunner in the United States Army Air Corps; he was shot down over Yugoslavia, rescued by the anti-Nazi Chetniks, and walked for 38 days and 400 miles to freedom." 78th Legislature, R.S., SR 305. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • United States Army Air Corps. "Following his service during World War II with the Army Air Corps, he returned to Dallas and completed his law degree at Southern Methodist University. He then ran for the state legislature, campaigning on a slogan of 'A tailgunner gunning for good government.'" A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. , 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Mike McKool, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Disease Prevention by Immunization, Special  
    Election Law Study (Chair) 
    Human Resources  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    Occupational Education, Interim  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public School Finance, Interim  
    State Affairs  
    State Departments and Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    State Departments and Institutions Subcommittee on Construction of the Bauer House for the Chancellor at the University of Texas at Austin (Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
    Youth Affairs  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Commerce and Industry  
    Election Law (Chair) 
    Faculty Compensation  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Motion Picture Theater Industry  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    Vocational-Technical Education  

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