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Jimmy Phillips

Jimmy Phillips
Full Name: Jimmy Phillips
Birth date: May 17, 1913
Death date: January 14, 2002

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 56th (1) (4) Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 11/2/1959
  • Senate, 55th & 54th Legislatures
    1/11/1955 - 1/13/1959
  • Senate, 53rd (2) Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim R.S., elected 5/27/1953.
  • Senate, 52nd (3) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
  • Senate, 51st & 50th Legislatures
    1/14/1947 - 1/9/1951
  • House, 48th Legislature
    1/12/1943 - 1/9/1945
  • House, 47th Legislature
    1/14/1941 - 1/12/1943
(1) Aaron R. Schwartz, in special election 1/9/1960, succeeded Jimmy Phillips, resigned 11/2/1959. Schwartz's first session in Senate was 57th Regular. 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) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators .
(4) 56th Legislature - shows Phillips served in the 47th-50th House and 51st-56th Senate; House and Senate Journals show he served in the 47th-48th House and 50th-56th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance 2003.
  • United States Army, World War II, Sergeant. "Early in 1943, Jimmy resigned his draft-exempt office as a State Representative and volunteered to become a private in the U.S. Army. After serving in military intelligence in the U.S. Army, he was honorably discharged having reached the rank of sergeant in 1946; and later in the same year, was elected to the Texas Senate." Obituary, Jimmy Phillips, 1/16/2002. Austin American-Statesman .
  • United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country 2017.

Committee Information

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