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Gus J. Strauss Gus James Strauss
Full Name: Gus James Strauss, Sr.
Date of birth: February 12, 1912
Date of death: July 11, 1970

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 15 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 8, 1957 54th   53rd (1) (2)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca Senate President Pro Tempore (53rd)   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Lee, Waller, Wharton
S 15 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 19, 1953 52nd (3)   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Waller
S 15 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   50th   Democrat Hallettsville / Lavaca   Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lavaca, Waller
(1) 53rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 1st C.S., elected 3/15/1954. Senate Journal.
(2) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1952 due to redistricting. Texas Constitution Art. III, ยง3, Election and term of office of Senators.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 53rd Legislature, R.S., SR 75. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 62nd Legislature, 3rd C.S., HCR 15. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 62nd Legislature, 3rd C.S., SR 331. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 62nd Legislature, R.S., SR 472. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, September 1970, p. 763. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Gus J. Strauss, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gus J. Strauss, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gus J. Strauss, 52nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gus J. Strauss, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Gus J. Strauss, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 50th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 51st session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 52nd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 53rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 54th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Labor  
    Nominations of the Governor (Vice Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs  
    State Penitentiaries  
    53rd R.S. - 1953
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Insurance  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    52nd R.S. - 1951
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Banking (Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating, Special  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    State Penitentiaries  
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Agriculture  
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Education  
    Employees Assignment, Special  
    Game and Fish  
    General Investigating  
    General Investigating, Special  
    Nominations of the Governor (Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Health  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Water Rights, Irrigation and Drainage  
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Agriculture  
    Banking  
    Commerce and Manufacturing (Vice Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Finance  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Public School System of Texas (Gilmer-Aikin), Special  
     

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