Myra Banfield

Myra Davis Banfield

Full Name: Myra Davis Banfield
Other surnames: Davis, Dippel, Dipple, Wilkinson
Date of birth: August 3, 1918
Date of death: June 10, 2006

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Rosenberg / Fort Bend   Fort Bend
H 30 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Rosenberg / Fort Bend   Fort Bend, Waller

(1) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch, Myra Davis Wilkinson Banfield (Dippel), pp. 139-143. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Dippel, Myra Davis Banfield. Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources

  • "Myra (Banfield) Dippel, who represented Fort Bend County, noted that she was 'the only person ever elected to this House on a write-in vote.'" Dallas Morning News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

58th R.S. - 1963
Conservation and Reclamation  
Non-academic and Psychological Testing in Schools (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Hospitals and Special Schools (Vice Chair) 
57th R.S. - 1961
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
Liquor Regulation  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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