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Bill Clayton Bill Clayton
Full Name: Bill Wayne "Billy" Clayton
Date of birth: September 11, 1928
Date of death: January 6, 2007

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 74 Jan 13, 1981 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb Speaker   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 74 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 13, 1981 66th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb Speaker   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 74 Jan 11, 1977 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb Speaker   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 74 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb Speaker   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 74 Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 72 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Parmer
H 72 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Parmer
H 78 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Castro, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Oldham, Parmer
H 91 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Parmer
H 91 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Springlake / Lamb   Bailey, Castro, Deaf Smith, Lamb, Parmer
(1) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HSR 292. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 64th Legislature, R.S., HSR 206. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 65th Legislature, R.S., HSR 77. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HCR 184. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HR 97. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HR 36. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HCR 223. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 278. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 295, honoring former speakers and certain members on the occasion of Speaker's Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, R.S., HR 373. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, 3rd C.S., HR 15. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 80th Legislature, R.S., HR 39. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 70th Speaker of the House of Representatives. Bill Clayton. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Biographical sketch in "Texas' Top Ten Lobbyists," "Access Through the Lobby," 2/24/1995, pp. 14-17. Texas Observer.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Speaker's Office Now a Prize Plum," 9/15/1980. Dallas News.
  • Legislative Project includes tape-recorded interviews, Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Clayton, Bill W. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Given special 'Room at the Top' award. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 64th Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bill Clayton, 67th 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.
  • 61st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 63rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 64th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Criminal Justice System, Special, Interim (Chair) 
    Public Education, Select (Vice Chair) 
    Public Servant Standards of Conduct Advisory, Special  
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Higher Education Financing, Special (Vice Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Educational Services to the Deaf, Advisory (Vice Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) (Vice Chair) 
    Government Operations (Little Hoover Commission) Subcommittee on Structure and Policy Direction  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Elections  
    Intergovernmental Affairs  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy Crisis in Rural Areas  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water Conservation (Chair) 
    Surface Mining Operations, Interim  
    Water Study, Interim (Chair) 
    Water Supply and Waste Disposal in Metropolitan Areas, Interim (Vice Chair) 
    62nd 3rd C.S. - 1972
    Revenue and Taxation  
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Agriculture and Drought Disaster Relief, Special  
    Banks and Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Counties (Chair) 
    County Government (Chair) 
    Land Use Management, Interim (Chair) 
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Oil and Gas Regulation  
    Revenue and Taxation, Interim  
    Rio Grande Water Study  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Water Development, Quality, and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
    Water Districts, Interim  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Elections  
    Livestock (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Urban Affairs  
    Water (Chair) 
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Counties (Chair) 
    Liquor Control Act, Financial and Business Relationship Between Permittees and Licensees  
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee to Study Liquor Law  
    Urban Affairs  
    Water (Chair) 
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Aeronautics (Chair) 
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Feasibility of Group Insurance  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    Visit Certain Military Installations, Special  
    Water Resources  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Appropriations  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Conservation of Soil and Water Resources (Chair) 
    Labor  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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