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R.A. 'Bob' Gammage

R. A. 'Bob' Gammage
Full Name: Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage
Birth date: March 13, 1938
Death date: September 10, 2012

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 64th (1) (3) & 63rd (2) Legislatures
    1/9/1973 - 1/23/1976
    Democrat
  • House, 62nd Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
(1) In Senate, Eugene Jones, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn in 65th Legislature, succeeded Robert A. Gammage, resigned 1/23/1976. In House, J. L. Briscoe, in special election 4/3/1976, sworn 4/13/1976, succeeded Eugene Jones, resigned 1/31/1976. Briscoe did not serve in leg session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) Special election 2/28/1976, runoff 4/3/1976. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance 2013.
  • GAMMAGE, Robert Alton (1938-2012). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature 1973.
  • "The Jurisprudence of Texas Supreme Court Justice Robert A. "Bob" Gammage: A Legacy of Civil Rights & Liberties," Volume 55, Number 1, Fall 2013, pp. 27-69. South Texas Law Review .
  • Notice of death, 9/10/2012. Speaker of the House .
  • Photograph, "Where Are They Now? The Dirty Thirty," September 2001, p. 52. Texas Monthly .
  • In Memoriam, Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage, 9/13/2012. Memorial program, photos, and biographical sketch. Texas Senate .
  • United States Army; United States Naval Reserve, Captain. "Bob served on active duty with the U.S. Army Infantry Human Research Unit and the Korea Military Advisory Group (KMAG), and is a Captain (Retired) in the U.S. Naval Reserve, where he served in both the Intelligence Service and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, including service as a military judge and as commander of the Naval Reserve Admiralty Law Unit." In Memoriam, Robert Alton "Bob" Gammage, 9/13/2012. Memorial program, photos, and biographical sketch. Texas Senate .
  • Gammage, Robert Alton "Bob." Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session 1975.
  • United States Naval Reserve, Lieutenant Commander. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session 1975.
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