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George O. Nokes

George O. Nokes, Jr.
Full Name: George O. Nokes, Jr.
Birth date: November 19, 1923
Death date: November 18, 2011

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 52nd (2) (3) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
  • Senate, 51st (1) (4) Legislature
    1/31/1950 - 1/9/1951
  • House, 51st (1) (4) Legislature
    1/1/1949 - 8/27/1949
  • House, 50th Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 1/11/1949
(1) In Senate, George O. Nokes, Jr., in special election 11/6/1949, sworn 1/31/1950, succeeded James E. Taylor, resigned 8/31/1949. In House, James C. Sewell, in special election 11/8/1949, sworn 1/31/1950, succeeded George O. Nokes, Jr., resigned 8/27/1949. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(3) 52nd Legislature - shows Nokes served 47th-48th House and 50th-52nd Senate; House and Senate Journals and Members of the Texas Congress/Legislature 1836-1992 show 50th-51st House and 51st (interim)-52nd Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .
(4) Taylor resigned 8/15/1949. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance 2013.
  • National Guard, Captain; United States Army Air Forces during World War II. "Nokes is a captain in the National Guard, assigned to the judge advocate general's staff. He earned three Air Medals during World War II while serving as a B-24 bombardier with the Eighth Air Force." "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951.
    Nokes "attended Baylor University until he joined the Army Air Forces. He served as a bombardier with the Eighth Air Force in England and was discharged as a first lieutenant." "Barbara Callan Takes Vows With G.O. Nokes Jr. in Waco," 9/14/1947. Dallas Morning News .
  • Photograph, Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process 1950.
  • Describes Representative Nokes' involvement in the political and legislative processes through which the Gilmer-Aikins bills became law. Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process 1950.
  • Lt. George O. Nokes, Jr., military service and photo, The Men and Women in World War II from Navarro County Texas, Page 185 & 186. Navarro County, TXGenWeb Project .
  • Obituary, George O. Nokes, Jr., from the Waco Tribune-Herald, 11/19/2011. TXGenWeb Project .
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country 2017.
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