Susan Combs

Susan Combs

Full Name: Susan Combs
Other surnames: Duran,

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 47 Jan 10, 1995 - Jan 26, 1996 74th (1) (2)   Republican Austin / Travis   Travis
H 47 Jan 12, 1993 - Jan 10, 1995 73rd   Republican Austin / Travis   Travis

(1) Combs resignation letter, 1/26/1996. Governor George W. Bush.
(2) Patty Keel, in special election 6/1/1996, sworn 6/14/1996, succeeded Susan Combs, resigned 1/26/1996. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Tall in the Saddle: After Spending Several Years in the Big Apple, Vassar-Educated Legislator Susan Combs Returned to Her Roots - a Hundred-Year Ranching Heritage, Where Limousines are Cows That Climb Hills," Volume 15, Number 11, May 12-18, 1995. Austin Business Journal, 1981.
  • Photo and biographical sketch, pp. 252-253. Husband Joe Duran. Texas' first female Commissioner of Agriculture, elected 1998. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch and ten-point plan to make Texas agriculture a global leader, "The New Texas Agriculture Commissioner," 2/5/1999. Texas Agriculture.
  • Legislative profile, 74th Legislature, 1995. "Scenes From the 74th: The Laney-Bush Session," 6/16/1995. Texas Observer.

Other Resources

  • Novel in LRL collection, 818 C733P. A Perfect Match, 1990.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

74th R.S. - 1995
Election Contest District 58, Select  
House Administration  
Land and Resource Management  
Natural Resources  
73rd R.S. - 1993
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Family Code, Interim  
Natural Resources  

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