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Jim Clark

Jim Clark
Full Name: James Atmar "Jim" Clark
Birth date: September 15, 1923
Death date: May 1, 1996

Terms of Service

  • House, 66th (1) (2) (3) Legislature
    1/9/1979 - 5/8/1979
    Democrat
  • House, 65th Legislature
    1/11/1977 - 1/9/1979
    Democrat
  • House, 64th Legislature
    1/14/1975 - 1/11/1977
    Democrat
  • House, 63rd Legislature
    1/9/1973 - 1/14/1975
    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) Erwin W. Barton, in special election 7/28/1979, sworn 8/3/1979, succeeded Jim Clark, resigned 5/8/1979. First session was 67th Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 66th Legislature, R.S., HCR 201. Jim Clark resigned 5/8/1979. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
(3) 72nd Legislature - Barton dates of election and oath of office. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Seniority Order .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1979.
  • Named one of the 'Used Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Named one of the 'Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.

Photographs

Other Resources

  • James Atmar Clark, death date 5/1/1996 in Harris County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 .
  • James A. "Jim" Clark, birth date 9/15/1923, death date 5/1/1996, obituary, interment in South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Brazoria County. Find a Grave .
  • United States Navy, Radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class, World War II. Military grave marker, James A. Clark. Find a Grave .
  • "Jim Clark, a Tender Man, Found Pasadena Politics a Wicked Trap," 11/6/1983. Clark was born in 1923 on a farm near Lovelady, TX. Houston Chronicle .
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