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Otha Birkner Otha Birkner
Full Name: Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Birkner
Date of birth: November 19, 1924
Date of death: May 30, 2018

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 10, 1967 - Aug 22, 1967 60th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Bay City / Matagorda   Matagorda, Wharton
H 32 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (5)   Democrat Bay City / Matagorda   Jackson, Matagorda
H 32 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (6)   Democrat Van Vleck / Matagorda   Jackson, Matagorda
(1) "Vacancies are high in Legislature," 8/24/1967. "Birkner . . . resigned Tuesday (8/22/1976) to accept appointment as a Matagorda County commissioner for the unexpired term of the late Commissioner Bill Tillman." Houston Chronicle.
(2) Donald R. Uher, in special election 12/16/1967, sworn 12/21/1967, succeeded Otha Birkner, resigned 8/2/1967. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-1992, 1992.
(3) Donald R. Uher, in special election 12/16/1967, sworn 12/21/1967, succeeded Otha Birkner, resigned 8/22/1967. First session was 60th 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Special election 11/11/1967, runoff 12/16/1967. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
(5) Sworn 12/29/1964. Oaths of Office.
(6) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 80th Legislature, R.S., HR 427. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Other Resources
  • Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Birkner, birth date 11/19/1924, death date 5/30/2018, photos, obituary, interment in Vanderpool Cemetery, Vanderpool, Bandera County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in obituary for wife, Melba Rose Cook Birkner, 3/23/2006. The Monitor.
  • Mentioned in "The Most Colorful Time of the Year," 11/9/2012. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Otha Birkner, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Otha Birkner, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Otha Birkner, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 58th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Common Carriers  
    Counties  
    Highways and Roads  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Parks and Wildlife (Vice Chair) 
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Counties  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Recreational Water Safety  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Aeronautics  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Highways and Roads  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Penitentiaries  
     

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