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Carlos F. Truan

Carlos F. Truan
Full Name: Carlos Flores Truan
Birth date: June 9, 1935
Death date: April 10, 2012

Terms of Service

(1) Not present at organization of the House 1/9/1973. Oath of office administered 1/16/1973, p. 102. House Journal .
(2) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) 74th Legislature - Announcement, 1/10/1995, p. 8. The President announced to the Senate that Sen. Carlos Truan of Nueces Co. is the first Hispanic to be Dean of the Texas Senate. The Senate extended its congratulations to Sen. Truan, Dean of the Senate. Senate Journal .
(4) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal .
(5) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(6) 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.
(7) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1982 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(8) See the Senate Journal, 74th Legislature, Vol. I, p. 8. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate' 2002.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 2001.
  • Given 'Special Exemption'. Best and Worst Legislators 1991.
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1989.
  • Named 'Boss of the Year, Senate Division'. Best and Worst Legislators 1985.
  • Named one of 'The Worst'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.

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