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Dorsey B. Hardeman

Dorsey B. Hardeman
Full Name: Dorsey B. Hardeman
Birth date: December 11, 1902
Death date: August 11, 1992

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 60th (3) Legislature
    1/10/1967 - 1/14/1969
    Democrat
  • Senate, 59th (5) Legislature
    1/12/1965 - 1/10/1967
    Democrat
  • Senate, 58th (4) Legislature
    1/8/1963 - 1/12/1965
    Democrat
  • Senate, 57th & 56th Legislatures
    1/13/1959 - 1/8/1963
    Democrat
  • Senate, 55th & 54th Legislatures
    1/11/1955 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
  • Senate, 53rd (2) Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 4/13/1954.
  • Senate, 52nd (6) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
  • Senate, 51st & 50th Legislatures
    1/14/1947 - 1/9/1951
    Democrat
  • House, 47th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1941 - 12/3/1942
    Democrat
  • House, 46th Legislature
    1/10/1939 - 1/14/1941
    Democrat
(1) Burke T. Summers, in special election 1/2/1943, sworn 1/12/1943, succeeded Dorsey B. Hardeman, resigned 12/3/1942. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(4) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(5) 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 .
(6) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 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

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Discusses school finance, Gilmer-Aiken, relationships with colleagues, etc. Interview with Senator Dorsey Hardeman by Corrinne E. Crow on February 27, 1975 1975.
  • Notes prepared "at the insistence of my [Hardeman's] wife and my two sons." Notes From Autobiographical Material 1981.
  • Includes the text of 43 speeches by Dorsey B. Hardeman, Selected Addresses by Senator Dorsey B. Hardeman 1975.
  • Memorial, November 1992, p. 1092. Texas Bar Journal .
  • United States Army Air Corps, World War II. "In 1938, he was elected to the House of Representatives and served two terms before joining the United States Army Air Corps and was sent to officers' training school. He served in the Headquarters of the Judge Advocate General." Texas State Cemetery .
  • Hardeman, Dorsey B. Death date 8/11/1992 on headstone. Texas State Cemetery .
  • United States Army Air Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country 2017.

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