Curtis M. Graves

Full Name: Curtis Matthew Graves
Date of birth: August 26, 1938
Date of death: July 26, 2023

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 23-6 Jan 12, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 23-6 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 23-6 Jan 10, 1967 - Jan 14, 1969 60th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Curtis Graves, "All About Gizelle Bryant's Father, an Important and Esteemed Civil Rights Leader," 10/20/2023. Bravo TV.
  • "Curtis Graves, Civil Rights Activist and Dad To 'RHOP' Star Gizelle Bryant, Has Passed Away," 8/1/2023. Essence.
  • Spotlight: Curtis Graves. The Green Book Chronicles.
  • Obituary, Curtis Matthew Graves, death date 7/26/2023.
  • Biography, pp. 146-150. Negro Legislators of Texas and Their Descendants, 1970.
  • Biographical sketch and photos, "The Agitator," August 2015, pp. 86-89, 140, 142, 144, 146-148, 150, 152. Texas Monthly.
  • Biographical sketch in conference program, participant biographies, Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, April 23-24, 2015. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin.

Other Resources

  • Election to Texas Legislature, p. 110. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
  • Photography gallery of Curtis Graves. Graves Fine Art Photos, 2016.
  • Notice of death, 8/07/2023. Speaker of the House.
  • Photograph, "Where Are They Now? The Dirty Thirty," September 2001, p. 52. Texas Monthly.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Higher Education  
Juvenile Crime and Deliquency  
Military Affairs  
School Districts  
61st R.S. - 1969
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Military Affairs  
Parking and Traffic  
School Districts  
60th R.S. - 1967
Common Carriers  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Juvenile Crime and Delinquency, Interim  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
School Districts  

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