Weldon Betts

Weldon Betts

Full Name: Weldon Betts
Date of birth: September 11, 1922
Date of death: April 6, 1989

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 140 Jan 10, 1989 - Apr 6, 1989 71st (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 140 Jan 13, 1987 - Jan 10, 1989 70th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Charles Hartland, in special election 5/23/1989, sworn 5/26/1989, succeeded Weldon Betts, died 4/6/1989. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Special election 5/6/1989, runoff 5/23/1989. Texas Secretary of State - Election Dates Including Special Elections, 1966-2001.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators

  • Named one of the 'New Furniture'. Best and Worst Legislators 1987.


  • Photograph. Weldon Betts, 71st Legislature, Members of the 71st Legislature Texas House of Representatives (CD-RW)
  • Photograph. Weldon Betts, 71st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Weldon Betts, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

71st R.S. - 1989
Labor and Employment Relations  
Liquor Regulation  
Liquor Regulation Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
70th R.S. - 1987
Child Abuse and Pornography, Select  
Labor and Employment Relations  
Labor and Employment Relations Subcommittee on Budget and Oversight  
Public Safety  

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