Donald Gilbert Adams was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1968 where he served in the 61st and 62nd Legislatures. In 1972, Adams was elected to the Texas Senate where he served in the 63rd, 64th and 65th Legislatures. In 1978, Adams resigned his seat in the Texas Senate to become Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Texas, Dolph Briscoe.
Kip Averitt served in the Texas House of Representatives for 9 ½ years before being elected to the Texas Senate in 2002 where he served until he resigned in 2010. Following his time in state politics, Averitt formed Averitt & Associates, a public affairs and lobbying firm.
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Charles W. Barrow served as a Texas Supreme Court Judge from 1977 until 1984. A graduate of the Baylor School of Law, Barrow was named Baylor Lawyer of the Year for 1972 and served as Dean of the Baylor School of Law from 1984 to 1991.
Bob Bullock was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1956, while he was still in law school. Bullock enjoyed a long and distinguished career in Texas politics serving as Assistant Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Comptroller, and Lieutenant Governor. The Texas State History Museum in Austin opened in 2001 and was named in Bullock’s honor.
Papers, Inclusive (1982-2011), Bulk (1996-2010)
The Jim Dunnam papers span the 75th through the 81st Texas Legislatures and document Dunnam’s service as a Texas Representative during these sessions.
Chet Edwards was first elected to the Texas Senate in 1983 and served there until 1990. His interest in public service began while he was a student at Texas A&M University. Following an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U. S. Congress, Edwards ran for the Texas Senate and won. Edwards made a successful run for the U. S. Congress in 1990 and served in the House of Representatives for 10 terms, until 2011.
Papers (1953-1955; 1965-1974)
Jack Hightower was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1953 and served until 1955. After a ten-year period of serving as a district attorney, Hightower returned to state politics serving in the Texas Senate between 1965 and 1974, when he made a successful bid for the U. S. House of Representatives.
Papers (c. 1960-2013)
The Lola Hopper collection houses various materials collected by longtime Texas political activist Lola Hopper. Ranging from the 1960's to 2013, the collection consists primarily of campaign materials and items from Hopper’s trip to the 2008 Democratic National Convention as a delegate. There are also various physical artifacts from the Texas Capitol building during renovations, and papers, photographs, and items from Hopper’s time as secretary for Texas Representative and Senator Donald G. Adams.
Richard A. Jenson, President of Jenson Research and Communications, founded his Austin-based business in 2005. Jenson had previously served as a consultant for political candidates in Texas, including Texas Supreme Court Justice Bill Kilgarlin. Jenson extensively collected political campaign materials from the 1980s and 1990s. These include all branches and levels of government, but Jenson's prime areas of interest were the Texas Supreme Court and Appellate Court judicial races.
E. Ray Kirkpatrick served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1947 until 1951. At age 26, he became the youngest person in Texas history to chair the state’s Appropriations Committee. Kirkpatrick graduated from the Baylor School of Law in 1952.
John Leedom was elected to Dallas County Chairman for the Republican Party in 1961, Dallas City Council from 1974-1980, and served in the Texas Senate from 1980-1996. He also served as a delegate for the 1976 and 1988 presidential elections and supported many Republican candidates for office nationally and locally.
Papers (1934-c. 1950)
Caso March never held elected office but was a perennial candidate for governor of Texas in 1946, 1948, and 1950.
George Moffett served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1931-1938 and the Texas Senate from 1939-1965. His 34 years in the Texas Legislature saw him closely identified with agricultural, livestock, oil, gas, and veterans’ legislative issues.
Allen D. Place, Jr. served in the Texas Legislature from 1991 until 1998. He received both his BBA and JD degrees from Baylor University.
State Papers (1924-1936)
Bob Poage first tasted public service when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1924, where he served for four years. He left the political stage for a time but returned in 1931 when he was elected to the Texas Senate, serving there until 1936 when he was elected to his first term in the U. S. House of Representatives, where he served until his retirement in 1978.
Bob Thomas served as a Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals from 1982-1996, and from 1989-1996 he served as the Chief Justice.
Papers (c. 1950s-2000)
Tunnell was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1956 and served there until 1965. He was Speaker of the House 1963-1965. Gov. John Connally appointed him as Railroad Commissioner in 1965 and he served until 1973 when he resigned to become vice-president and lobbyist for Houston-based Tenneco, Inc., an oil and gas company.
Bill Vance served as a Justice of the Tenth Court of Appeals from 1990-2009.