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Frances 'Sissy' Farenthold

Frances Tarlton Farenthold
Full Name: Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
Other surnames: Tarlton,
Birth date: October 2, 1926
Death date: September 26, 2021

Terms of Service

  • House, 62nd (1) Legislature
    1/14/1971 - 1/9/1973
    Democrat
  • House, 61st Legislature
    1/14/1969 - 1/12/1971
    Democrat
(1) Not present at organization of the House 1/12/1971. Oath of office administered 1/14/1971, p. 37. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold). Relatives: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton - grandfather, Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold - granddaughter. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • Biographical sketch in LRL collection, 340.092 C366R 2008. Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas 2008.
  • Photograph, "Where Are They Now? The Dirty Thirty," September 2001, p. 52. Texas Monthly .
  • "Texas (Still) Needs Farenthold," 9/21/2007, pp. 28-31. Texas Observer .
  • Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, online exhibition of Farenthold's state, national, and international career. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin .
  • Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, April 23-24, 2015, conference program, biographical sketch, and photos of Sissy Farenthold and Barbara Jordan. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin .
  • Biographical sketch in LRL collection, 976.4 R638W 2022. Women Across Time = Mujeres a Trav├ęs del Tiempo: Sixteen Influential South Texas Women 2022.
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