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Bob Turner

Bob Turner
Full Name: Robert Ray "Bob" Turner
Birth date: August 10, 1934
Death date: June 19, 2022

Terms of Service

  • House, 77th Legislature
    1/9/2001 - 1/14/2003
  • House, 76th Legislature
    1/12/1999 - 1/9/2001
  • House, 75th (1) (3) Legislature
    1/14/1997 - 1/12/1999
  • House, 74th Legislature
    1/10/1995 - 1/14/1997
  • House, 73rd Legislature
    1/12/1993 - 1/10/1995
  • House, 72nd (2) (4) Legislature
    3/6/1991 - 1/12/1993
(1) Absent for roll of members-elect, 1/14/1997. B. Turner sworn that day by Coleman County judge Sherrill L. Ragsdale, at the Coleman County Court House, stating that he would have voted for the Honorable Pete Laney for House Speaker if present, pp. 19-20. House Journal .
(2) Robert R. Turner, in special election 3/2/1991, sworn 3/6/1991 [House Journal, p. 608], succeeded Jim Parker, resigned 1/15/1991. Turner sworn during 72nd Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Sworn 1/14/1997. Oaths of Office .
(4) Sworn 3/6/1991. Oaths of Office .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 35, honoring the members of the House of Representatives who have served in the military forces of the United States. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • United States Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel. "Turner, whose 35 years of service with the Army, Army Reserves, and National Guard spanned the Korean and Vietnam War eras and who served in infantry and armored divisions and in the Military Government Liaison Office, receiving numerous decorations." 72nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HR 35. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913, commemorating Armed Forces Day 1999 and honoring the members of the Texas House of Representatives who are military veterans. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • United States Army and Texas Army National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired). 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • 88th Legislature, R.S., HR 1001. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • Analysis of conservation easements in Chapter 183 of the Texas Natural Resources Code, "Conservation Easements Deserve Careful Study: Black's Law Dictionary Defines an Easement as a 'Right of Use Over the Property of Another'," by Bob Turner, State Representative, 73rd District, May 1996. Ranch & Rural Living .
  • Notice of death, 6/20/2022. Speaker of the House .
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