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James E. "Pete" Laney

Pete Laney
Full Name: James E. "Pete" Laney

Terms of Service

  • House, 79th Legislature
    1/11/2005 - 1/9/2007
    Democrat
  • House, 78th Legislature
    1/14/2003 - 1/11/2005
    Democrat
  • House, 77th Legislature
    1/9/2001 - 1/14/2003
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 76th Legislature
    1/12/1999 - 1/9/2001
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 75th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1997 - 1/12/1999
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 74th (2) Legislature
    1/10/1995 - 1/14/1997
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 73rd Legislature
    1/12/1993 - 1/10/1995
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 72nd Legislature
    1/8/1991 - 1/12/1993
    Democrat
  • House, 71st Legislature
    1/10/1989 - 1/8/1991
    Democrat
  • House, 70th Legislature
    1/13/1987 - 1/10/1989
    Democrat
  • House, 69th Legislature
    1/8/1985 - 1/13/1987
    Democrat
  • House, 68th Legislature
    1/11/1983 - 1/8/1985
    Democrat
  • House, 67th Legislature
    1/13/1981 - 1/11/1983
    Democrat
    Speaker Pro Tem, 3/12/1982.
  • House, 66th Legislature
    1/9/1979 - 1/13/1981
    Democrat
  • House, 65th Legislature
    1/11/1977 - 1/9/1979
    Democrat
  • House, 64th Legislature
    1/14/1975 - 1/11/1977
    Democrat
  • House, 63rd Legislature
    1/9/1973 - 1/14/1975
    Democrat
(1) Sworn 1/14/1997. Oaths of Office .
(2) Sworn 1/10/1995. Oaths of Office .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Pete Laney: Opening the Doors," p. 21, July 1993. Governing .
  • Memorial service program in memory of Nelda McQuien Laney. Liturgical Program, Funeral Service for Nelda McQuien Laney 2016.
  • 72nd Speaker of the House of Representatives: James E. "Pete" Laney. Photo and biographical sketch Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • "Pete Laney. . . on being a Democrat (but not Speaker)," 3/21/2006. Texas Monthly .
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer .
  • Laney, James E., "Pete." Texas State Cemetery .
  • Honorable Mention, "Legislative Stars Shine Through Difficult Session," Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 1995, pp. 8-9, 29 The Classroom Teacher: The Magazine of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association .
  • Interview, "House Speaker Laney Offers Insights into Legislative Effectiveness," Summer 1998, pp. 5-6. The TEXPERS Pension Observer .

Committee Information

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