Joseph Charles Whitfield

Full Name: Joseph Charles "Whit" Whitfield, Jr.
Date of birth: December 16, 1921
Date of death: July 12, 1997

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 22-8 Jan 12, 1965 - Jan 10, 1967 59th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-8 Jan 8, 1963 - Jan 12, 1965 58th (1)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-8 Jan 10, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 22-8 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Sworn 11/23/1962. Oaths of Office.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, J. Charles "Charlie" Whitfield, Jr., 7/13/1997, p. 40, "State Representative from Harris County, Texas for eight years." Houston Chronicle.
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Barbara Jordan, p. 181. Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, 2004.
  • Memorial, April 1998, p. 405. Joseph Charles Whitfield. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant, World War II and Korean War. Military grave marker, Joseph C. Whitfield, Jr. (1921-1997), burial in Houston National Cemetery. Find a Grave.

Other Resources


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

59th R.S. - 1965
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Houston Legal Aid Foundation  
Houston Ship Channel  
Insurance (Vice Chair) 
Public Lands and Buildings  
58th R.S. - 1963
Highways and Roads  
Military and Veterans' Affairs  
Public Printing  
57th R.S. - 1961
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Divorce Laws  
Insurance (Vice Chair) 
Insurance Investigating (State Board of Insurance, Rate Increase), Special  
Judicial Districts  
56th R.S. - 1959
Banks and Banking  
Claims and Accounts  
Local Water Districts  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  
State Hospitals and Special Schools  

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