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Don Kennard

Don Kennard
Full Name: Donley Chalmers "Don" Kennard
Birth date: May 6, 1929
Death date: March 17, 2011

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 62nd (3) Legislature
    1/12/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
  • Senate, 61st & 60th (2) Legislatures
    1/10/1967 - 1/12/1971
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/14/1969.
  • Senate, 59th (4) Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • Senate, 58th (1) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Democrat
  • House, 57th Legislature
    1/10/1961 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
    Democrat
  • House, 55th Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
    Democrat
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
(1) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. 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 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(4) 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 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance 2011.
  • Obituary and photographs, 3/18/2011. Austin American-Statesman .
  • Obituary and photograph, 3/18/2011. Fort Worth Star-Telegram .
  • Transcript and video of interview, 6/21/1999. Texas Legacy Project 2009.
  • Kennard, Don. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Guide to the Don Kennard Papers, including a list of bills authored by Don Kennard, AR128, Box Number, Special Collections, Folder Number. University of Texas at Arlington Libraries .
  • Donley Chalmers Kennard born in 1929, Harris County births - 1929, Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics. USGenWeb Project 1996.

Committee Information

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