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Matt Garcia

Matt Garcia
Full Name: Matias William Garcia, Jr.
Birth date: November 7, 1927
Death date: October 1, 1983

Terms of Service

  • House, 68th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/11/1983 - 10/1/1983
    Democrat
  • House, 67th Legislature
    1/13/1981 - 1/11/1983
    Democrat
  • 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) Orlando L. Garcia, in special election 11/19/1983, sworn 11/22/1983, succeeded Matt W. Garcia, Jr., died 10/1/1983. Orlando Garcia's first session was 68th 2nd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 68th Legislature - Orlando Garcia oath of office 11/22/1983. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Seniority Order .
(3) Special election 11/19/1983. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named 'Dishonorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.

Photographs

Other Resources

  • GARCÍA, MATÍAS WILLIAM (1924-1983). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGISLATIVE CAUCUS article. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Photo and biographical sketch. Tribute to the Mexican American Legislators of Texas 1978.
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