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Bill Ratliff

Bill Ratliff
Full Name: William R. "Bill" Ratliff

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 78th (1) (2) (6) Legislature
    1/14/2003 - 1/10/2004
    Republican
  • Senate, 77th (3) (4) & 76th Legislatures
    1/12/1999 - 1/14/2003
    Republican
  • Senate, 75th & 74th (5) Legislatures
    1/10/1995 - 1/12/1999
    Republican
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 6/2/1997.
  • Senate, 73rd (7) (8) Legislature
    1/12/1993 - 1/10/1995
    Republican
  • Senate, 72nd & 71st Legislatures
    1/10/1989 - 1/12/1993
    Republican
(1) Member retiring. "Ratliff to step down Jan. 10," 11/21/2003. Dallas Morning News .
(2) Kevin Eltife, in special election 2/17/2004, sworn 3/5/2004, succeeded William R. Ratliff, resigned 1/10/2004. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Ratliff simultaneously held position of lieutenant governor and of senator as provided in Section 9, Article III, Texas Constitution, following Lieutenant Governor Perry's succession to governor. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Elected Lieutenant Governor by colleagues in Texas Senate 12/28/2000. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
(5) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(7) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(8) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993) 1993.

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