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Emmett H. Whitehead

Emmett H. Whitehead
Full Name: Emmett Holman Whitehead
Birth date: October 9, 1925
Death date: August 13, 2002

Terms of Service

  • House, 66th Legislature
    1/9/1979 - 1/13/1981
  • House, 65th Legislature
    1/11/1977 - 1/9/1979
  • House, 64th Legislature
    1/14/1975 - 1/11/1977
  • House, 63rd Legislature
    1/9/1973 - 1/14/1975

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named 'Dishonorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.


Other Resources

  • United States Navy, Seaman Second Class, World War II. Military grave marker, Emmett H. Whitehead, Jr. Emmett Holman Whitehead, birth date 10/9/1925, death date 8/13/2002. Cenotaph photos from State Cemetery; burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Rusk, Cherokee County. Find a Grave . Texas State Cemetery Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention, 1974. Record of Proceedings, Texas Constitutional Convention: Official Journals, January 8 - July 30, 1974 1975.
  • Whitehead, Emmett Holman. Cenotaph and obituary, buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Obituary and photo, "Rusk Mourns Loss of Mayor, Friend Emmett Whitehead," 8/14/2002, pp. 1, 6. "Whitehead served as mayor in Rusk for 14 years, Chamber of Commerce president, and county judge and was a member of the Texas House of Representatives for eight years." Tyler Morning Telegraph .
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