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Bill Braecklein

Bill Braecklein
Full Name: William Oscar "Bill" Braecklein
Birth date: December 20, 1920
Death date: November 14, 2001

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 66th (1) & 65th Legislatures
    1/11/1977 - 1/13/1981
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/28/1979.
  • Senate, 64th & 63rd (2) Legislatures
    1/9/1973 - 1/11/1977
    Democrat
  • House, 62nd Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
  • House, 61st Legislature
    1/14/1969 - 1/12/1971
    Democrat
  • House, 60th Legislature
    1/10/1967 - 1/14/1969
    Democrat
(1) Party switch from Democrat to Republican on 8/31/1979. "Dallas Sen. Braecklein Joins Republican Party," 9/1/1979. Austin American-Statesman .
(2) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo, A State of Remembrance 2003.
  • United States Army, World War II. "After three years in the Army during World War II (European theater), Braecklein put away his captain's bars and entered Southern Methodist University law school, graduating in 1949." "Braecklein Steps Softly," 2/18/1973. Dallas Morning News .
  • William Oscar "Bill" Braecklein, born 1920 in Los Angeles, death date 11/14/2001 in Dallas, interment in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas. Includes reprint of obituary in Dallas Morning News, 11/15/2001. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature 1973.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session 1975.

Committee Information

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