Byron Tunnell

Byron M. Tunnell

Full Name: Byron M. Tunnell
Date of birth: October 14, 1925
Date of death: March 7, 2000

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15-F Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 8, 1965 58th   Democrat Tyler / Smith Speaker   Gregg, Smith
H 15-F Elected but never sworn 59th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
H 15-F Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
H 15-F Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith
H 15-F Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Tyler / Smith   Gregg, Smith

(1) "Tunnell is sworn in; praises state leaders," 1/12/1964, appointed to the Texas Railroad Commission by Governor John Connally 1/8/1965, resigned as Speaker of the House 1/8/1965, sworn as railroad commissioner 1/11/1965. Houston Chronicle.
(2) 59th Legislature - Tunnell elected, but never sworn. Appointed to the Texas Railroad Commission 1/8/1965; sworn 1/12/1965, "Tunnell is sworn in; praises state leaders," 1/12/1964. Houston Chronicle.
(3) John Mobley, in special election 2/13/1965, sworn 2/22/1965, succeeded Byron M. Tunnell, resigned 1/8/1965. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Tunnell elected to the 59th Legislature, but did not qualify by taking the Oath of Office. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

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Committee Information top

57th R.S. - 1961
Military and Veterans Affairs  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  
56th R.S. - 1959
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Military and Veteran's Affairs  
55th R.S. - 1957
Banks and Banking  
Claims and Accounts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Liquor Regulation  

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