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Otha Birkner

Otha Birkner
Full Name: Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Birkner
Birth date: November 19, 1924
Death date: May 30, 2018

Terms of Service

  • House, 60th (1) (2) (3) (6) Legislature
    1/10/1967 - 8/22/1967
    Democrat
  • House, 59th (4) Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • House, 58th (5) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Democrat
(1) "Vacancies are high in Legislature," 8/24/1967. "Birkner . . . resigned Tuesday (8/22/1976) to accept appointment as a Matagorda County commissioner for the unexpired term of the late Commissioner Bill Tillman." Houston Chronicle .
(2) Donald R. Uher, in special election 12/16/1967, sworn 12/21/1967, succeeded Otha Birkner, resigned 8/2/1967. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-1992 1992.
(3) Donald R. Uher, in special election 12/16/1967, sworn 12/21/1967, succeeded Otha Birkner, resigned 8/22/1967. First session was 60th 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Sworn 12/29/1964. Oaths of Office .
(5) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office .
(6) Special election 11/11/1967, runoff 12/16/1967. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Otha Wyatt "Skeet" Birkner, birth date 11/19/1924, death date 5/30/2018, photos, obituary, interment in Vanderpool Cemetery, Vanderpool, Bandera County. Find a Grave .
  • Mentioned in "The Most Colorful Time of the Year," 11/9/2012. San Antonio Express-News .
  • Mentioned in obituary for wife, Melba Rose Cook Birkner, 3/23/2006. The Monitor .
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