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John Montford John T. Montford
Full Name: John T. Montford

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 10, 1995 - Aug 22, 1996 74th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Borden, Crane, Crosby, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, El Paso, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Hudspeth, Irion, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Reagan, Reeves, Sterling, Terry, Tom Green, Upton, Ward
S 28 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock Senate President Pro Tempore (73rd)   Borden, Castro, Crane, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Floyd, Garza, Glasscock, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Lamb, Loving, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Reagan, Swisher, Terry, Upton, Ward, Winkler
S 28 Jan 10, 1989 - Jan 12, 1993 72nd (8)   71st   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock Senate President Pro Tempore (72nd)   Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Garza, Howard, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry, Yoakum
S 28 Jan 8, 1985 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   69th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Garza, Howard, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry, Yoakum
S 28 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (9)   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Andrews, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Garza, Howard, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Terry, Yoakum
(1) Robert Duncan, in special election 12/10/1996, sworn 12/22/1996, succeeded John T. Montford, resigned 8/22/1996. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 74th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1995, pp. 75-76. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 1996 November Special Election; 1996 Special Runoff Election. Texas Secretary of State - Historical Election Returns, 1992-Current.
(4) Montford resignation date 8/22/1996; Duncan oath of office date 12/22/1996. Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate.
(5) 73rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/12/1993. Senate Journal.
(6) 73rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/25/1993, pp. 589-590. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(7) Due to redistricting litigation, entire Senate went up for reelection in 1994. See also Clips database, 4/6/1993 - 4/8/1993, Redistricting - Legislature; and Guide to 2001 Redistricting - Appendix A, 1990s Redistricting (Texas Legislative Council). Terrazas v. Slagle, 821 F.Supp. 1162 (April 5, 1993), 1993.
(8) 72nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 4th C.S., elected 11/10/1992; and Ad Interim 4th C.S., elected 12/3/1992. Senate Journal.
(9) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 68th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 172. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 68th Legislature, 2nd C.S., SR 3. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 71st Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 74. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 78th Legislature, R.S., HR 928. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Movers and Shakers: Meet the Legislators Who Make the Decisions About Public Education," March 1995, pp. 13-17. Texas Lone Star.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 71st Legislature, 1989.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 72nd Legislature, 1991.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 73rd Legislature, 1993.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • Montford, John T. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Marine Corps. "During service in the U.S. Marine Corps, Senator Montford served as judge advocate, military judge and company commander. Following his discharge from active duty, Senator Montford began his private law practice in Lubbock." Texas Senators, 74th Legislature, 1995.
  • United States Marine Corps. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Honorable Mention, "Legislative Stars Shine Through Difficult Session," Volume 15, Number 2, Summer 1995, pp. 8-9, 29 The Classroom Teacher: The Magazine of the Texas Classroom Teachers Association.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John T. Montford, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John T. Montford, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John T. Montford, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John T. Montford, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Montford, 72nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Montford, 73rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Montford, 74th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 71st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 72nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 73rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 74th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    74th R.S. - 1995
    Education  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Finance Subcommittee I  
    Finance Subcommittee II  
    Finance Subcommittee III  
    General Investigating, Special (Chair) 
    Legislative and Congressional Redistricting, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    73rd R.S. - 1993
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Comptroller Sharp's Texas Performance Review of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Interim  
    Education  
    Family Code, Interim  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Funding Options for the New Texas Cultural Endowment Fund, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Home Equity Lending, Interim (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    Poet Laureate  
    Redistricting, Ethics and Elections, Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    School Facilities, Interim  
    Uniform Jury Handbook, Legislative Oversight  
    72nd R.S. - 1991
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special  
    Committee of the Whole on Redistricting, Special, Subcommittee on Legislative Districts  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Government Efficiency, Interim (Co-Chair) 
    Health and Human Services  
    Higher Education, Select  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence, Interim  
    State Artist, Select  
    71st R.S. - 1989
    Administration, Special  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Edwards Aquifer, Special  
    Finance  
    Insurance Regulation, Special (Co-Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water  
    Public Education, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Workers' Compensation Insurance Policies, Special (Chair) 
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Air Transport Systems, Select  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Deceptive Trade Practices (Co-Chair) 
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Judiciary, Select, Interim  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    Oil Overcharge, Special  
    Organization and Structure of the State Agencies in the Executive Branch of Government, Special  
    Security for Judgments, Special  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Workers Compensation, Select  
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Economic Development  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Natural Resources (Vice Chair)  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Chair) 
    State Purchase of Electricity, Task Force on  
    Water District and River Authority  
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Teachers  
    Education  
    Higher Education  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water (Vice Chair) 
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    Water Resources  
     

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