Joe Madison Kilgore

Full Name: Joe Madison Kilgore
Date of birth: December 10, 1918
Date of death: February 10, 1999

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38-1 Jan 13, 1953 - Jan 11, 1955 53rd   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 9, 1951 - Jan 13, 1953 52nd   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo
H 73 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat McAllen / Hidalgo   Hidalgo

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Air Force Reserve. "Rep. Joe M. Kilgore of McAllen is a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve . . . During his five years of active duty, Kilgore earned the Silver Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal 'with some clusters,' as he puts it. A bomber pilot, he led the second American air raid on Naples . . .," "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army Air Corps, Lieutenant Colonel; Air Force Reserve, Major General. "Mr. Kilgore served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II . . . he was a lieutenant colonel at the end of the war and rose to the rank of major general in the Air Force Reserve." 76th Legislature, R.S., SR 212. Resolutions - Memorial.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

53rd R.S. - 1953
Judiciary (Chair) 
Liquor Regulation  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  
52nd R.S. - 1951
Houston Press Story, Investigation, Special  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  
Revenue and Taxation  
School Districts  
51st R.S. - 1949
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Motor Traffic  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
50th R.S. - 1947
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
Motor Traffic  
Revenue and Taxation  

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