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Leo Berman

Leo Berman
Full Name: Leo Berman
Birth date: October 21, 1935
Death date: May 23, 2015

Terms of Service

  • House, 82nd Legislature
    1/11/2011 - 1/8/2013
  • House, 81st Legislature
    1/13/2009 - 1/11/2011
  • House, 80th Legislature
    1/9/2007 - 1/13/2009
  • House, 79th Legislature
    1/11/2005 - 1/9/2007
  • House, 78th Legislature
    1/14/2003 - 1/11/2005
  • House, 77th Legislature
    1/9/2001 - 1/14/2003
  • House, 76th Legislature
    1/12/1999 - 1/9/2001

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913, commemorating Armed Forces Day 1999 and honoring the members of the Texas House of Representatives who are military veterans. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired). 76th Legislature, R.S., HR 913. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • 84th Legislature, R.S., HCR 137. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel; Texas State Guard, Colonel. "WHEREAS, Mr. Berman graduated first in his class at the army's Field Artillery School Officer Candidate School, and he also received diplomas from the army's Air Defense Artillery and Missile School, Armor School, and Command and General Staff College; he served two tours of duty in Vietnam, and he held appointment as an army liaison to Congress for three years; he retired in 1976 at the rank of lieutenant colonel; and WHEREAS, This courageous soldier earned numerous military awards, including three Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, nine Air Medals, the Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Vietnam Service Medal with three bronze service stars, as well as the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with palm and the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal first class; in 2009, he was promoted to colonel in the Texas State Guard, and his state awards included the Texas Distinguished Service Medal, the Texas Outstanding Service Medal, the Texas Medal of Merit, the Texas Federal Service Medal, and the Texas State Guard Service Medal." 84th Legislature, R.S., HCR 137. Resolutions - Memorial .

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of 'the Worst.' Best and Worst Legislators 2011.


Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch, 82nd Legislature. Texas House of Representatives .
  • Biographical sketch, 78th Legislature. Texas House of Representatives .
  • Texas State Guard, Colonel. Biographical sketch and photo, "Some Guardsmen Have Unique Roles and Duties Helping Fellow Texans," Guidon, Vol. I, No. 4, Fall 2011, pp. 16-19. Texas State Guard .
  • Speech at 13th annual banquet of the Free Enterprise Educational Institution of Texas, reprinted in Editorial by Richard Harvey, Volume XXXIII, Number 4, April 1999. Texas Tribune: A Voice of Free Enterprise (Tyler, Texas) .
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