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Martin Dies, Jr. Martin Dies, Jr.
Full Name: Martin Dies, Jr.
Date of birth: December 21, 1921
Date of death: May 14, 2001

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th (1)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
S 3 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (2) (3)   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina Senate President Pro Tempore (58th)   Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
S 3 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   56th   Democrat Lufkin / Angelina   Angelina, Cherokee, Hardin, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
(1) 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, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
(2) 58th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/8/1963. Senate Journal.
(3) 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 469, 5/1/1963, Governor for a Day. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 59th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 113. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 41st Legislature, 3rd C.S., 7/16/1929, p. 224. In Memory of W. W. Dies. Death year estimated from memorial date in Journal. Relatives: W. W. Dies and U. S. Congressman Martin Dies, Sr. - brothers; W. W. Dies - uncle, Martin Dies, Jr. - nephew. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo, A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War II. "He has an outstanding war record, serving as an enlisted man and an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II for three and a half years, and served on board the U.S.S. Suesens (DE 342) in the Pacific Theater; he also saw extensive combat and was engaged in many of the biggest battles of World War II." 59th Legislature, 1st C.S., SR 113. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • United States Navy, World War II, "fought in the battle of Leyte Gulf." A State of Remembrance, 2003.
  • United States Navy. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, 5/16/2001. Associated Press State and Local Wire.
  • Obituary, 5/16/2001. Cox News Service.
  • Martin Dies, Jr., birth date 12/21/1921, death date 5/14/2001, obituary, interment in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Lufkin, Angelina County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Martin Dies, Jr., 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Martin Dies, Jr., 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Martin Dies, Jr., 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Martin Dies, Jr., 58th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Martin Dies, Jr., 59th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 56th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 57th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    59th R.S. - 1965
    Contingent Expense  
    Counties, Cities and Towns  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Nursing Profession (Vice Chair) 
    Pleasure Island  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    58th R.S. - 1963
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Counties, Cities and Towns (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Game and Fish (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional, and Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    Water and Conservation  
    57th R.S. - 1961
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Election Law  
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Transportation  
    Water and Conservation (Vice Chair) 
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Investment Practices of State Funds, Investigation  
    Jurisprudence  
    Legislative, Congressional and Judicial Districts  
    Local and Uncontested Bills, Special  
    Nominations (Vice Chair) 
    Water and Conservation  
     

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