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J.P. Word J.P. Word
Full Name: James Powell Word
Date of birth: June 24, 1929
Date of death: October 12, 2009

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bandera, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Real, San Saba, Somervell
S 12 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 12, 1971 61st (2)   60th (3)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque Senate President Pro Tempore (61st)   Bandera, Bosque, Brown, Burnet, Comal, Comanche, Concho, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Gillespie, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Real, San Saba, Somervell
S 12 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (4)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell
S 12 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (5)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hill, Hood, Johnson, Somervell
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1972 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, §3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(2) 61st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 8/26/1969; and 2nd C.S., elected 8/27/1969. Senate Journal.
(3) 60th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/11/1967, p. 19. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(4) 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.
(5) 58th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/9/1963, p. 16. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 552. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 60th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 130. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 61st Legislature, 2nd C.S., HSR 10, President Pro Tempore of Texas Senate. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2011.
  • Memorial, December 2009, p. 959. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Word, James Powell. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Korean War. "He served with the United States Army in Korea in the 302nd Military Intelligence Corps from 1950 to 1953." Texas State Cemetery.
  • United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 60th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 61st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.P. Word, 62nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 58th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 59th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 60th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 61st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 62nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    62nd R.S. - 1971
    Administration  
    Agriculture and Drought Disaster Relief, Special  
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    County, District and Urban Affairs  
    Economic Development (Vice Chair) 
    Environment  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    General Investigating, Special (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Licensing and Examining Boards, Interim  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Military and Veterans Affairs (Chair) 
    Problems of Youth, Interim  
    Rules  
    Rules of the Senate  
    State Affairs  
    State Artist Selection, Special  
    Unemployment Compensation and Workmen's Compensation Laws, Interim  
    Water and Conservation  
    Youth Affairs  
    61st R.S. - 1969
    Agricultural Potential for the '70s  
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Automatic Data Processing (Chair) 
    Banking  
    Contingent Expense  
    County, District, and Urban Affairs  
    Education  
    Finance  
    General Investigating (Chair) 
    Historical and Recreational Sites  
    Insurance  
    Labor and Management Relations  
    Natural Fibers and Textile Development  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Utility Commission  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    Youth Affairs  
    60th R.S. - 1967
    Banking  
    Constitutional Revision Commission  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Counties, Cities, and Towns  
    Economy in State Government  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating  
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish (Vice Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Agriculture and Livestock  
    Banking  
    Claims  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Military and Veterans Affairs  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
     

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