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Miss Anita Blair Anita Lee Blair
Full Name: Anita Lee Blair
Date of birth: September 8, 1916
Date of death: August 25, 2010

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 105-4 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat El Paso / El Paso   El Paso
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 130-133. Birth date 9/8/1916. With Maud Isaacks, one of the first two women to serve in the Texas House from the same district at the same time. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Blair, Anita Lee. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • "Anita Blair Has Reason for Safety," 1/28/1953. "According to the American Foundation for the blind, she is the first blind woman elected to public office." Dallas Morning News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Miss Anita Blair, 53rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 53rd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    53rd R.S. - 1953
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