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William N. 'Bill' Patman

W. N. 'Bill' Patman
Full Name: William Neff "Bill" Patman
Birth date: March 26, 1927
Death date: December 9, 2008

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 66th & 65th Legislatures
    1/11/1977 - 1/13/1981
    Democrat
  • 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 President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/10/1967.
  • Senate, 59th & 58th (1) Legislatures
    1/8/1963 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • Senate, 57th (4) Legislature
    1/10/1961 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
(1) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 4-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) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1962 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

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

Photographs

Other Resources

Committee Information

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