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Joseph Washington Burkett, Jr.

Joe Burkett, Jr.
Full Name: Joseph Washington "Joe" Burkett, Jr.
Birth date: November 15, 1912
Death date: April 27, 2001

Terms of Service

  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
    Democrat
  • House, 55th Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
    Democrat
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
  • House, 52nd (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    11/13/1951 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
(1) Joseph W. Burkett, Jr., in special election 11/13/1951, succeeded Callan Graham, resigned 8/9/1951. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) Member card reflects beginning date of 11/13/1951. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office .
(3) Succeeded predecessor on 11/13/1951. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Joseph Washington Burkett, Jr., birth date 11/15/1912 in Eastland, death date 4/27/2001 in Kerrville, interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Kerr County. Find a Grave .
  • Memorial, May 1962, p. 444. Relatives: Joseph W. Burkett Sr. - father, Joseph W. Burkett Jr. - son. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Memorial, March 2002, p. 272. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Obituary, San Angelo Standard-Times, 4/30/2001. Tom Green County, TXGenWeb Project .
  • Texas National Guard and United States Army, World War II. "Mr. Burkett served in the Texas National Guard for three years and in the U.S. Army for four years during World War II, 18 months of which he spent in the European Theatre of Operations as a member of the 416th Field Artillery Group of the 20th Corps Artillery of Gen. George S. Pattons 3rd Army. He was awarded two Battle Stars for his service in the Battle of the Rhine and the Battle of Central Europe." Obituary, Joe Burkett, Jr., San Angelo Standard-Times, 4/30/2001. Tom Green County, TXGenWeb Project .
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