Frances Tarlton Farenthold

Frances 'Sissy' Farenthold

Full Name: Frances "Sissy" Farenthold
Other surnames: Tarlton,
Date of birth: October 2, 1926
Date of death: September 26, 2021

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45-1 Jan 14, 1971 - Jan 9, 1973 62nd (1)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kleberg, Nueces
H 45-1 Jan 14, 1969 - Jan 12, 1971 61st   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Kleberg, Nueces

(1) Not present at organization of the House 1/12/1971. Oath of office administered 1/14/1971, p. 37. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold). Relatives: Benjamin Dudley Tarlton - grandfather, Frances Tarlton "Sissy" Farenthold - granddaughter. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch in LRL collection, 340.092 C366R 2008. Rough Road to Justice: The Journey of Women Lawyers in Texas, 2008.
  • Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, April 23-24, 2015, conference program, biographical sketch, and photos of Sissy Farenthold and Barbara Jordan. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Biographical sketch in LRL collection, 976.4 R638W 2022. Women Across Time = Mujeres a Trav├ęs del Tiempo: Sixteen Influential South Texas Women, 2022.

Other Resources

  • Photograph, "Where Are They Now? The Dirty Thirty," September 2001, p. 52. Texas Monthly.
  • "Texas (Still) Needs Farenthold," 9/21/2007, pp. 28-31. Texas Observer.
  • Frances Tarlton 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen, online exhibition of Farenthold's state, national, and international career. Presented by the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, School of Law, The University of Texas at Austin.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

62nd R.S. - 1971
Constitutional Amendments  
Governmental Affairs and Efficiency  
Labor  
Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
61st R.S. - 1969
Beach Study  
Commerce and Manufacturing  
Constitutional Amendments  
Governmental Affairs and Efficiency  
Mental Health and Mental Retardation  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Private Vocational-Technical Education  

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