Durwood Manford

Full Name: Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
Date of birth: March 13, 1917
Date of death: March 24, 1988

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 67 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales Speaker   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales
H 67 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Smiley / Gonzales   Gonzales

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Describes Speaker Manford's involvement in the political and legislative processes through which the Gilmer-Aikins bills became law. Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.
  • Photograph, Gilmer-Aikin Bills: a Study in the Legislative Process, 1950.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

51st R.S. - 1949
Interstate Cooperation (Vice Chair) 
50th R.S. - 1947
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Highways and Roads  
Labor (Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
49th R.S. - 1945
Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
Banks and Banking  
Constitutional Amendments  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Highways and Roads (Chair) 
Local and Uncontested Bills  
Portraits of Lieutenant Paul Eubanks and Lieutenant Duncan Hughes, Special  
48th R.S. - 1943
Constitutional Amendments  
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Roads  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
State Affairs (Chair) 
47th R.S. - 1941
Constitutional Amendments  
Judicial Districts  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Revenue and Taxation  

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