Sam Bass

Sam Howard Bass

Full Name: Sam Howard Bass, Jr.
Date of birth: August 9, 1926
Date of death: May 3, 2003

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23 Jan 13, 1959 - Nov 23, 1959 56th (1)   Democrat Freeport / Brazoria   Brazoria
H 23 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Freeport / Brazoria   Brazoria

(1) Neil Caldwell, in special election 1/9/1960, sworn 2/22/1960, succeeded Sam H. Bass, Jr., resigned 11/23/1959. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Military Service Notes

  • United States Navy, World War II. Corpsman at a Navy hospital in California. Obituary, 5/8/2003. Houston Chronicle.


  • Photograph. Sam Bass, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam H. Bass, Jr., 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Sam Bass, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

56th R.S. - 1959
Commerce and Manufacturers (Chair) 
Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Revenue and Taxation  
55th R.S. - 1957
Aged Citizens  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Highways and Roads  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.