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Peter Joseph La Valle

Full Name: Peter Joseph "Pete" La Valle
Date of birth: November 24, 1927
Date of death: November 26, 2005

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21-2 Jan 10, 1961 - Aug 20, 1961 57th (1) (2)   Democrat Texas City / Galveston   Galveston
H 21-2 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Texas City / Galveston   Galveston

(1) George F. Korkmas, in special election 12/9/1961, took office 12/23/1961, succeeded Peter J. La Valle, resigned 8/20/1961. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Pete La Valle replaced by George F. Korkmas, 12/9/1961. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Other Resources

  • Judge Peter Joseph La Valle, birth date 11/24/1927, death date 11/26/2005, burial in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Dickinson, Galveston County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituaries, Peter Joseph La Valle, 11/27/2005, p. E3; "Former County Judge Dies at 78," 11/29/2005, p. A6. Pete La Valle "was in his second term in the Texas House of Representatives when Gov. Price Daniel appointed him to finish out the term of Theodore Robinson, a longtime [Galveston] county judge who died in office." Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

57th R.S. - 1961
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Liquor Regulation  
56th R.S. - 1959
Appropriations Subcommittee on Judiciary  
Banks and Banking  
Beach Development  
Motor Traffic  
Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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