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William T. 'Bill' Moore

W.T. 'Bill' Moore
Full Name: William Tyler "Bill" Moore
Birth date: April 9, 1918
Death date: May 27, 1999

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 66th (6) & 65th Legislatures
    1/11/1977 - 1/13/1981
    Democrat
    Dean of the Senate.
  • Senate, 64th & 63rd (2) Legislatures
    1/9/1973 - 1/11/1977
    Democrat
  • Senate, 62nd & 61st Legislatures
    1/14/1969 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
  • Senate, 60th (3) Legislature
    1/10/1967 - 1/14/1969
    Democrat
  • Senate, 59th (5) Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • Senate, 58th (4) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Democrat
  • Senate, 57th & 56th Legislatures
    1/13/1959 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
  • Senate, 55th & 54th Legislatures
    1/11/1955 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, 2nd C.S., elected 11/13/1957.
  • Senate, 53rd (1) Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
  • Senate, 52nd & 51st Legislatures
    1/11/1949 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
  • House, 50th Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 1/11/1949
    Democrat
(1) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(2) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1966 due to redistricting. Reapportionment of Senate districts occurred in the 59th Legislature, Regular Session (1965), ch. 324 (SB 547). Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(6) See the Houston Post, 11/7/1980 ("Schwartz's loss sets up 3-man race for senate 'dean' . . . Brooks, Mauzy, and Snelson are tied for the powerful position held by Sen. William T. 'Bill' Moore of Bryan, who was defeated in the May primary."). 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

  • Awarded 'Special Worse than Worse Award'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Awarded 'Special Best and Worst Award'. Best and Worst Legislators 1973.

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