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Jack Hightower

Jack Hightower
Full Name: Jack English Hightower
Birth date: September 6, 1926
Death date: August 3, 2013

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 63rd (1) Legislature
    1/9/1973 - 1/14/1975
  • Senate, 62nd (4) Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/12/1971.
  • Senate, 61st & 60th (2) Legislatures
    1/10/1967 - 1/12/1971
  • Senate, 59th (3) Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
(1) 63rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/10/1973, pp. 12-13. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(2) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1966 due to redistricting. Reapportionment of Senate districts occurred in the 59th Legislature, Regular Session (1965), ch. 324 (SB 547). Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, 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


Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance 2015.
  • United States Navy, World War II, 1944-1946. Biography, U.S. Navy: "Jack Hightower graduated from Memphis High School in Memphis, Texas in May 1944. He went directly to Baylor University and immediately enrolled in the summer term. In September of 1944, Hightower turned 18 and chose to leave Baylor University and join the United States Navy. He was sent to San Diego California for basic training and yeomen school. Hightower was later sent to work in San Francisco and was in the balcony of the Opera House when the charter creating the United Nations was signed." Baylor University .
  • Jack English Hightower Collection. Baylor Collections of Political Materials, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University . Finding Aid
  • HIGHTOWER, Jack English (1926-2013). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present .
  • Special Governor Hightower Edition, April 1, 1971, pp. 1-8. Quanah Tribune-Chief . Content provided with permission of the Quanah Tribune-Chief.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature 1973.
  • Hightower, Jack English. Texas State Cemetery .

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