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Teel Bivins

Teel Bivins
Full Name: Miles Teel Bivins
Birth date: November 22, 1947
Death date: October 26, 2009

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 78th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/14/2003 - 1/12/2004
    Republican
  • Senate, 77th & 76th Legislatures
    1/12/1999 - 1/14/2003
    Republican
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/12/1999.
  • Senate, 75th & 74th (4) Legislatures
    1/10/1995 - 1/12/1999
    Republican
  • Senate, 73rd (5) (6) Legislature
    1/12/1993 - 1/10/1995
    Republican
  • Senate, 72nd & 71st Legislatures
    1/10/1989 - 1/12/1993
    Republican
(1) Member resigning effective 1/12/2004. "Candidates statewide gearing up for '04." Houston Chronicle .
(2) Kel Seliger, in special election 2/17/2004, sworn 3/2/2004, succeeded Teel M. Bivins, resigned 1/12/2004. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 78th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/2003, SR 7, pp. 15-16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 2003.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1997.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1993.
  • Named one of the 'Rookies of the Year'. Best and Worst Legislators 1989.

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