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Eddie Bernice Johnson Eddie Bernice Johnson
Full Name: Eddie Bernice Johnson

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 23 Jan 8, 1991 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Tarrant
S 23 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 8, 1991 71st   70th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Tarrant
H 33-O Jan 11, 1977 - Sep 30, 1977 65th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 11, 1977 64th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 33-O Jan 9, 1973 - Jan 14, 1975 63rd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1992 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(2) Johnson resignation letter dated 9/26/1977, effective 9/30/1977. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office.
(3) Lanell Cofer, in special election 11/29/1977, sworn 12/8/1977, succeeded Eddie Bernice Johnson, resigned 9/30/1977. First session was 65th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Special election 11/8/1977, runoff 11/29/1977. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., HSR 68. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., HR 182. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 102. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., SR 8. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 82nd Legislature, R.S., HR 654. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • JOHNSON, Eddie Bernice (1935- ). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 167, 199-200, 203. First woman to represent Dallas in both the Texas House and Texas Senate; first black female chair of a major committee, the Labor Committee. Black Women in Texas History, 2008.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Senfronia Thompson. In 1973, Senfronia Thompson and Eddie Bernice Johnson were first two black women ever to serve in the Texas House. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 169-173. First African American woman elected from Dallas to the Texas House, first African American from Dallas in the Texas Senate, and second African American woman to represent Texas in Congress. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Birth date 12/3/1935. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. United States House of Representatives.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Women of the Texas Senate, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Legislative Project of tape-recorded interviews lists birth year of 1932 and 1934. Oral History Collection, University of North Texas.
  • Johnson, Eddie Bernice. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 63rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Eddie Bernice Johnson, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Congressional Districts (Chair) 
    Education  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health and Human Services Subcommittee on Health Services  
    Nominations, Special  
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Bishop College, Special Advisory (Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Creation and Expansion of Minority and Women-Owned Business Ownership Opportunities, Special Advisory (Chair) 
    Education  
    Education Subcommittee on School Dropouts  
    Finance  
    Health and Human Services  
    Legislative Redistricting, Select  
    Public Education, Select  
    State and Local Drug Control, Task Force on  
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Affordable Housing, Task Force on  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Education  
    Health and Human Services  
    Health Care Reimbursement Alternatives, Commission on  
    Intergovernmental Relations  
    Intergovernmental Relations Subcommittee on Urban Affairs  
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Labor (Chair) 
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Drug Abuse Education, Interim  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Social Services  
    Social Services Subcommittee on Correctional Institutions  
    63rd R.S. - 1973
    Calendars  
    Constitutional Convention Planning  
    Human Resources  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
    Human Resources Subcommittee on Public Health  
    Prairie View A&M College Administration, Investigation, Special  
    Prison Reform  
    Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24) Subcommittee on Public School Finance, Interim  
    Reorganization and Modernization of Public Education (Committee of 24), Interim  
    State Affairs  
    State Affairs Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Education, Training and Standards (Chair) 
     

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