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John Otto

John Otto
Full Name: John Clifford Otto
Birth date: October 14, 1948
Death date: August 1, 2020

Terms of Service

  • House, 84th Legislature
    1/13/2015 - 1/10/2017
  • House, 83rd Legislature
    1/8/2013 - 1/13/2015
  • House, 82nd Legislature
    1/11/2011 - 1/8/2013
  • House, 81st Legislature
    1/13/2009 - 1/11/2011
  • House, 80th Legislature
    1/9/2007 - 1/13/2009
  • House, 79th Legislature
    1/11/2005 - 1/9/2007

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'The Best.' Best and Worst Legislators 2015.
  • Named one of 'The Best.' Best and Worst Legislators 2009.
  • Named one of the 'Rookies of the Year.' Best and Worst Legislators 2005.


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, obituary, "Honoring the Life and Service of Former Texas State Representative John Clifford Otto," speech by Hon. Brian Babin of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives, Friday, 8/7/2020. Extensions of Remarks, 8/7/2020, p. E736-E737. Congressional Record .
  • Armando Martinez chosen Freshman of the Year (Democrat) and John Otto chosen Freshman of the Year (Republican), 79th Legislature, "Lawmaker Named Freshman of the Year," 5/26/2005. McAllen Monitor .
  • Notice of death, 8/4/2020 (updated), 8/1/2020. Speaker of the House .
  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant. Biographical sketch, 84th Legislature: "Honored as a distinguished military graduate, he received his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and reported to Fort Benjamin Harrison for finance officer training. He served in the Army for eight years on active duty and in the reserves before being honorably discharged." Texas House of Representatives . Texas House of Representatives
  • Biographical sketch, 84th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives .
  • Otto, John C. Texas State Cemetery .
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