J.T. Rutherford

James T. Rutherford

Full Name: James T. Rutherford
Date of birth: May 30, 1920
Date of death: November 6, 2006

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 13, 1953 - Sep 27, 1954 53rd (1) (2)   Democrat Odessa / Ector   Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Hudspeth, Loving, Midland, Reeves, Ward, Winkler
H 88 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat Odessa / Ector   Andrews, Crane, Ector, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Upton, Ward, Winkler
H 88 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Odessa / Ector   Andrews, Crane, Ector, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Upton, Ward, Winkler

(1) Frank Owen III, in special election 11/2/1954, succeeded to unexpired term of James T. Rutherford, resigned 9/27/1954. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 53rd Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/14/1953, pp. 16-17. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

53rd R.S. - 1953
Agricultural Affairs  
Committee of the Whole Senate  
Interstate Cooperation  
Military and Veterans' Affairs (Chair) 
Nominations of the Governor  
Oil, Gas and Conservation  
State Affairs  
State Highways and Motor Traffic  
Towns and City Corporations  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Military and Veteran's Affairs (Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Penitentiaries  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
51st R.S. - 1949
Judicial Districts  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Penitentiaries  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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