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Overview

Agency History

Price Daniel Biographical Sketch

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Governor Price Daniel appointment files, 1947, 1957-1963,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Governor Price Daniel:

An Inventory of Governor Price Daniel Appointment Files at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Archives, 1947, 1957-1962



Overview

Creator: Texas. Governor (1957-1963 : Daniel)
Title: Governor Price Daniel appointment files
Dates: 1947, 1957-1963
Abstract: Price Daniel was governor of Texas from January 15, 1957, to January 15, 1963. The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state. The governor appoints heads of state commissions and boards, members of university boards of regents, state and regional commissions, and some judges. These records are appointments files of Texas Governor Price Daniel, dating 1947, 1957-1963, consisting of correspondence, recommendations, acceptances, and press releases.
Quantity: 29.85 cubic ft.
Location: Please note that these records are housed at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, P.O. Box 310, Liberty, Texas 77575, 936-336-8821.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives
Sponsor: This EAD finding aid was created in cooperation with Texas Archival Resources Online.

Agency History

The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state, elected by the citizens every four years. The duties and responsibilities of the governor include serving as commander-in-chief of the state's military forces; convening special sessions of the legislature for specific purposes; delivering to the legislature at the beginning of each regular session a report on the condition of the state, an accounting of all public money under the governor's control, a recommended biennial budget, an estimate of the amounts of money required to be raised by taxation, and any recommendations he deems necessary; signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature; and executing the laws of the state. The governor can grant reprieves and commutations of punishment and pardons, upon the recommendation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, and revoke conditional pardons. He appoints numerous state officials (with the consent of the Senate), fills vacancies in state and district offices (except vacancies in the legislature), calls special elections to fill vacancies in the legislature, fills vacancies in the United States Senate until an election can be held, and serves as ex officio member of several state boards.

The office of governor was first established by the Constitution of 1845 and superseded the office of president of the Republic of Texas. The position now exists under authority of Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution of 1876 and Texas Government Code, Chapter 401. To be elected governor, a person must be at least thirty years old, a United States citizen, and a resident of Texas for at least five years preceding the election. In 1972, the term of office was extended from two to four years, effective in 1975. Since 1856 the governor has had the use of the Governor's Mansion.

In 1957 the Office of the Governor had 30 full-time equivalent employees including an executive secretary, a director of the Budget Division, and the state coordinator of civil defense and disaster relief.

(Source: Fry, Phillip L. "Governor," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 13, 2018.)

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Price Daniel Biographical Sketch

Price Daniel was born on October 10, 1910, in Dayton, Texas, the eldest son of Marion Price and Nannie Partlow Daniel. After graduating from high school in Fort Worth, he attended Baylor University where he earned a degree in journalism in 1931. The following year he received his law degree at Baylor and opened a law practice in Liberty, Texas.

During the next seven years, Price Daniel practiced law and assisted with publishing two local newspapers he co-owned. In 1939 he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives and became a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee. The following year he married Jean Houston Baldwin; they had four children. After serving three terms in the legislature, he was chosen as speaker of the house in 1943. After serving one term as speaker, he resigned to enlist in the United States Army as a private. The following year he graduated from officers' candidate school in Lexington, Virginia, as a judge advocate general. Stationed in Japan and the Pacific, he had attained the rank of captain when he was discharged in May 1946.

Upon his return to Texas, he entered the race for attorney general and won the election in 1947. Running unopposed, he was reelected twice. His tenure as Attorney General was noted for efforts to disband organized gambling operations in Texas; defense of the University of Texas Law School in its refusal to admit African-American applicant Heman Marion Sweatt; and defense of the state's ownership of its submerged lands in the Gulf of Mexico (the Tidelands) against claims of the federal government. The Tidelands case was the hallmark of his political career. In 1952 Daniel was elected to the United States Senate. He sponsored a bill that would return Tidelands ownership to Texas, and President Eisenhower signed it into law on May 22, 1953. He served as chairman of the senate's judiciary subcommittee and directed a nationwide narcotics probe that resulted in the most stringent narcotics regulation in the nation's history.

After four years as senator, Price Daniel returned home and successfully ran for governor of Texas in 1956. He served as governor for three consecutive terms, from 1957 to 1963. During his tenure he successfully pushed through the legislative programs for highways, prison reform, water conservation, higher teacher salaries, and improved care for the mentally disabled. He also worked to establish the Texas State Archives and Library building. Attempting to run for an unprecedented fourth term, he was defeated by John Connally in the Democratic primary.

Daniel then returned to his law practice in Liberty and Austin. In 1967 President Lyndon appointed him director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, a post that gave him a position on the National Security Council. He also served as the president's liaison to the governors of the states and territories. In 1971 Daniel was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Texas Supreme Court. Elected an associate justice in his own right in 1972 and again in 1978, he retired in 1979. Daniel served as a special assistant to the Texas attorney general for the Texas v. Louisiana boundary case, as a trustee of Baylor College of Medicine, and on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. He also served as legal counsel for the Alabama-Coushatta Indian tribe. He was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Knights of the Order of San Jacinto, and the Philosophical Society of Texas and was active in numerous church and civic activities until his death on August 25, 1988.

(Source: Murph, Daniel. "Daniel, Marion Price, Sr.," Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 13, 2018.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

Price Daniel was governor of Texas from January 15, 1957, to January 15, 1963. The governor of Texas is the chief executive officer of the state. The governor appoints heads of state commissions and boards, members of university boards of regents, state and regional commissions, and some judges. These records are appointments files of Texas Governor Price Daniel, dating 1947, 1957-1963, consisting of correspondence, recommendations, acceptances, and press releases.

This folder inventory is a transcription of the original box and folder titles. Groupings are rough and non-exclusive by title and date. Researchers are advised to review all the Attorney General, Governor, and U.S. Senator Price Daniel finding aids for subjects of interest. Inconsistent titles and dates are evident. Misidentifications and misfilings are possible.

This finding aid describes one series of Governor Price Daniel records. See Texas Governor Price Daniel records, Texas Governor Price Daniel campaign files, Texas Governor Price Daniel general files, Texas Attorney General Price Daniel records, and U.S. Senator Price Daniel papers for more records and papers.

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Arrangement of the Records

The records are in the order received with the exception of some partial rearrangement. They are arranged by agency, board, or position within several chronological groupings, with some general files listed at the end.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate but may be used in the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center reading room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage by staff members.

Because of the possibility that portions of these records fall under Public Information Act exceptions including, but not limited to, agency memoranda (Texas Government Code, Section 552.111); home addresses, home phone numbers, social security numbers, and personal family information of government employees (Texas Government Code, Section 552.117); confidentiality of military personnel information (Texas Government Code, Section 437.232); and common-law privacy (Texas Government Code, Section 552.101), an archivist must review these records before they can be accessed for research. The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552).

The records may be requested for research under the provisions of the Public Information Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 552). The researcher may request an interview with an archivist or submit a request by mail (Texas State Library and Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711), fax (512-463-5436), email (openrecords@tsl.texas.gov), or see our web page (https://www.tsl.texas.gov/publicinformationrequest). Include enough description and detail about the information requested to enable the archivist to accurately identify and locate the information. If our review reveals information that may be excepted by the Public Information Act, we are obligated to seek an open records decision from the Attorney General on whether the records can be released. The Public Information Act allows the Archives ten working days after receiving a request to make this determination. The Attorney General has 45 working days to render a decision. Alternately, the Archives can inform you of the nature of the potentially excepted information and if you agree, that information can be redacted or removed and you can access the remainder of the records.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Daniel, Price.
Subjects (Persons):
Daniel, Price.
Subjects:
Administrative agencies--Texas.
Governors--Texas.
Judges--Selection and appointment--Texas.
Places:
Texas--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment.
Texas--Politics and government--1951-
Document Types:
Correspondence--Texas.
Press releases--Texas.
Functions:
Appointing Texas officials and employees.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
None.
Texas State Archives Manuscripts Collections
Inaugurations of Texas Governors papers, 1895-1965, 5 inches [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed collection. Call number is 2-23/902.]
Texas Democratic Executive Committee publications, 1961, fractional [There is no finding aid for this unprocessed material. Call number is 2-23/919.] [Includes Governor Price Daniel inaugural address.]
Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Liberty, Texas
Elizabeth Stafford Hutchinson papers, 1941-1998, bulk 1952-1968, 0.5 cubic ft.
Price Daniel Papers as Special Assistant to the Texas Attorney General for the Texas v. Louisiana boundary case, 1969-1973, 2.75 cubic ft.
Texas Attorney General Price Daniel records, 1934, 1938-1941, 1944-1962, 1969-1970, 1978, 1986-1987, bulk 1947-1952, 60.5 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Price Daniel campaign files, 1950, 1956-1962, bulk 1956-1962, approximately 71 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Price Daniel general files, 1944-1945, 1954-1966, bulk 1957-1962, approximately 139 cubic ft.
Texas Governor Price Daniel records, 1944-1966. undated, bulk 1957-1962, approximately 466 cubic ft.
U.S. Senator Price Daniel papers, 1928, 1938-1939, 1942-1961, bulk 1952-1957, approximately 117 cubic ft.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Texas Governor Price Daniel appointment files. Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession numbers: 1989/250, 1989/260

Price Daniel transferred his records as governor of Texas to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission at the close of his administration in 1963. The Texas State Library transferred these documents to the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in 1977, and the records were formally accessioned on December 4, 1989. Jean Baldwin (Mrs. Price) Daniel donated the private papers of Price Daniel as governor to the Sam Houston Center on November 27, 1989.

Processing Information

Carrie Griffin, April 1993

Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 by Carolyn Foster, February 2005

Updates to description by Lisa Meisch, August 2006, August 2018

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Detailed Description of the Records

Governor Price Daniel appointment files, 1947, 1957-1963,
29.85 cubic ft.

Box
1989.260-183 Appointments, 1957-1958:
State Board of Public Accountancy
Adjutant General, 1957-1959
Texas Aeronautics Commission
A&M College, Board of Directors
[Note: See also file titled Appointment controversy, University of Texas and A&M, in Box 1989.260-193.]
Texas Commission on Alcoholism
Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of
Texas College of Arts and Industries, Board of Directors
Barber Examiners, State Board of
Brazos River Authority, Board of Directors
Chiropody Examiners, State Board of
Box
1989.260-184 Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of
[4 folders]
Texas Civil Judicial Council
Lower Colorado River Authority, Directors
Constitution of Texas, Citizens Advisory Committee on Study of the Texas Constitution
Control, State Board of
Credit Union Advisory Commission
State Board of Dental Examiners
Economy, Executive Committee on
Texas Commission on Higher Education
Egg Marketing Advisory Board
Employment Commission, Texas
[2 folders]
Game and Fish Commission (summary and notes)
Game and Fish Commission
[2 folders]
Game and Fish Commission, Frank Wood
[2 folders]
Ben F. Vaughan Jr.
Good Neighbor Commission
Upper Guadalupe River Authority
Box
1989.260-185 Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, State Board of
Harris County Home Rule Commission
State Board of Health
Congratulations, Highway Commission appointments
Highway Commission, Jess Alford
Highway Commission, Fred Glass
Highway Commission, Robert A. Hall
State Highway Commission
Advisory Hospital Council
Historical Survey Committee, Texas State
Board for Texas State Hospitals and Special Schools
Finance Commission of Texas
State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers
Recommendations for John Thad Scott to Insurance Commission
Industrial Accident Board
Industrial Commission, Texas
Box
1989.260-186 State Board of Insurance Commissioners
Insurance Commissioner
State Board of Insurance
Labor Commissioner (boxing, wrestling, etc.)
Commissioner of Labor Statistics
Lake Texoma Compact Committee
Lamar State College of Technology, Board of Regents
Commissioner of General Land Office (Rudder vacancy)
Law Enforcement-Study Commission
Dr. W.R. White (a), Law Enforcement Commission, State
[4 folders]
Dr. W.R. White (b), Law Enforcement Commission, State
[folders 1-3 of 4]
Box
1989.260-187 Dr. W.R. White (b), Law Enforcement Commission, State
[folder 4 of 4]
Texas Library and Historical Commission
Liquor Control Board
Texas Livestock Sanitary Commission
State Board of Medical Examiners
State Board of Morticians
Municipal Retirement System Board of Trustees
Naturopathic Examining Board
Neches River Conservation District Directors
Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority
North Texas State College, Board of Regents
Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District, Board of Directors
State Board of Nurse Examiners
Tuberculosis Nurse Examiners, State Board of
State Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners
Oil Imports Study Committee
State Board of Examiners in Optometry
State Parks Board
State Board of Pharmacy
[3 folders]
Appointments, 1959-1960:
State Board of Public Accountancy
Aeronautics Commission, Texas
Aged, Committee to Study Problems of the
Box
1989.260-188 A&M College, Board of Directors, Heep vacancy
A&M College, Board of Directors
[4 folders]
Alcoholism, Texas Commission on
Animal Health Commission, Texas
Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of
Arts & Industries, Texas College of, Board of Directors
Atomic Energy, Texas Committee on
DeArmond, Robert B.
Barber Examiners, State Board of
[3 folders]
State Commission for the Blind
Brazos River Authority, Board of Directors
Chiropody Examiners, State Board of
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of
[folders 1-2 of 4]
Box
1989.260-189 Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of
[folders 3-4 of 4]
City and County Governments, Commission to Study
Civil Defense and Disaster Relief, Coordinator
Civil Judicial Council, Texas
Texas Board of Corrections
Credit Union Advisory Commission
Dental Examiners, State Board of
Education, Texas Commission on Higher
Educational Standards Commission, Texas
Egg Marketing Advisory Board
Maurice Acers
[2 folders]
Employment Commission, Texas
Employment Commission, Texas, Newman vacancy
Douglas Ragland
[2 folders]
J.B. Dannenbaum
[3 folders]
Engineers, State Board of Registration for Professional, appointments and Andrews vacancy, 1959
Box
1989.260-190 Appointments, 1947, 1957-1961:
Finance Advisory Commission, State
Finance Commission of Texas
Game and Fish Commission
[5 folders]
Good Neighbor Commission
Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Board of Directors
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
State Board of Cosmetology
[2 folders]
Health, State Board of
Highway Commission, State
[2 folders]
Box
1989.260-191 Historical Survey Committee, Texas State
Hospital Council, Advisory
Hospital Licensing Advisory Council
Hospitals and Special Schools, Board for Texas State
Industrial Accident Board
Industrial Commission
Insurance, State Board of
Labor Statistics, Bureau of, Commissioner, 1959
Labor Statistics, Commissioner of (Ed Lyles vacancy)
Labor Statistics, Commissioner of (M.B. Morgan vacancy), 1958
Lamar State College of Technology, Board of Regents
Medical Examiners, State Board of
Midwestern University, Board of Regents
Morticians, State Board of
[4 folders]
Box
1989.260-192 Physically Handicapped, Texas Committee for Employment of
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of
Poet Laureate, 1957
Position Classification Plan for State Government Advisory Council
Prison Board, Texas
Probation and Paroles Director
Public Safety Commission, Texas
Public School System, Committee to Survey the Needs of the (Hale-Aiken)
Texas Real Estate Commission
Sabine River Authority
Safety Commission, Industrial and Occupational
San Antonio River Authority
Secretary of State and Assistant Secretary of State
San Jacinto State Park Commission
Securities Board, State
[Includes booklet of 1957 Securities Act.]
State Guard Reserve Corps Advisory Board
Stonewall Jackson Memorial Board, Board of Trustees of Texas
State Board of Registration for Public Surveyors
Tax Study Commission, State
State Board of Trustees of Teachers Retirement System of Texas
Texas Southern University, Board of Directors
Texas Technological College, Board of Directors
Texas Turnpike Authority
Traffic Coordinator
Trinity River Authority of Texas
Commissioners to the National Conference on Uniform State Laws
Box
1989.260-193 University of Texas, Board of Regents, 1957
Appointment controversy, University of Texas and A&M
[Note: See also file titled A&M College, Board of Directors, in Box 1989.260-183.]
Veterans Affairs Commission
State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners
Water Development Board
[2 folders]
Bill Taylor
Col. J.T. Ellis
State Board of Water Engineers
Youth Council, Texas
Shivers Appointments, nominations to 55th Legislature
Nomination messages to Senate of 55th Legislature, 1957
55th Legislature, Regent appointments - Governor's speech to Senate, Memos
Memos (press), regarding appointments, 1957
Confirmation lists from Senate, 55th Legislature, 1957
Appointments-general, 1957-1958
Special County Judge, 1957-1958
Box
1989.260-194 Neches River Conservation District, Board of Directors
North Texas State College, Board of Regents
Nurse Examiners, State Board of
Vocational Nurse Examiners, State Board of
Optometry, State Board of Examiners in
Board of Pardons and Paroles
Park Commissioners, Joint Board of
Parks Board, State
Pharmacy, State Board of
William H. (Bill) Wood
Leon Kahanek and Bill Wood
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of
Wind of the West and Other Poems, Edna Coe Majors, 1957
[Autographed by the author.]
Poems, J. Hart Willis, 1958
[Inscribed by the author to Price Daniel.]
Petals Fall, Van Chandler, 1959
Night Alone, Van Chandler, 1947
Poet Laureate, 1959
Public Safety Commission, Texas
Radiation, Committee to Study
Real Estate Commission, Texas
Red River Authority
Sabine River Authority
Seed and Plant Board, State
Box
1989.260-195 State Health and Welfare Services, Texas Coordinating Commission for
South Central Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact Advisory Committee
State Teachers Colleges, Board of Regents, 1957
[Appointments made by Governor Shivers.]
Surveyors, State Board of Registration for Public
Teacher Retirement System, State Board of Trustees
Texas Southern University, Board of Directors, appointments and Davis vacancy, 1959
Texas Technological College, Board of Directors
Texas Woman's University, Board of Regents 1957
[Appointments made by Governor Shivers.]
Trinity River Authority, Board of Directors
University of Texas Board of Regents
Water Engineers, State Board of
Youth Council, Texas
Nomination messages to Senate of 56th Legislature, 1959
Confirmation lists from Senate (56th Legislature), 1959
County judge disqualifications, 1959-1960
Red River Authority of Texas, Board of Directors
Upper Red River Flood Control and Irrigation District, Board of Directors
Rio Grande Compact Commissioner
Runnels County Water Improvement District, Board of Directors
Sabine River Authority
Sabine River Compact
Box
1989.260-196 Appointments, 1958-1963:
Salt Water Pollution, House Interim Committee to Study
San Antonio River Authority
San Jacinto River Authority, Board of Directors
San Jacinto State Park Commission
Secretary of State
Securities Board, State
Seed and Plant Board, State
State and Local Tax Policy, Texas Commission on
State Teachers Colleges, Board of Regents (White vacancy, term to January 10, 1965)
Submerged Lands Advisory Committee
Sulphur River Conservation and Reclamation District
Texas Surplus Property Agency
Surveyors, State Board of Registration for Public
Teacher Retirement System, Board of Trustees
Texas Southern University, Board of Directors,
Texas Technological College Board of Directors
Texas Woman's University, Board of Regents
Emergency Motor Transport, Board of, State
Tri-County Municipal Water District
Trinity River Authority, Board of Directors
Tuberculosis, Coordinating Committee on
Turnpike Authority, Texas
Uniform State Laws, Commissioners to National Conference on
University of Texas Board of Regents, J.C. Thompson vacancy
University of Texas, Board of Regents of
Veterans Affairs Commission
Veterans Land Board
Veterinary Medical Examiners, State Board of
Box
1989.260-197 Texas Water Commission
H.A. Beckwith
Water Development Board, Texas
Water Pollution Control Board
Statutory Water Resources Committee
Box
197 U.S. Study Commission on Texas river basins
U.S. River Basin Study Commission, Texas river basin representatives/candidates:
[Recommendations provided by Governor Daniel to President Eisenhower for nominees with expertise in Texas river basins for appointment to the U.S. River Basin Study Commission.]
Brazos River Basin
Colorado River Basin
Guadalupe-San Antonio River Basin
Neches River Basin
Nueces River Basin
San Jacinto River Basin
Trinity River Basin
Representative of Board of Water Engineers
Box
1989.260-197 Williamson County Water Supply District
World's Fair Committee, Texas
World's Fair Committee meeting, November 13, 1962
Youth Council, Texas, appointment and Windsor vacancy, 1961
Confirmation lists from Senate, 57th Legislature, 1961-1962
[4 folders]
Nomination messages sent to Senate 57th and 58th Legislature, 1961-1963
Box
1989.260-198 Judicial appointments, Districts Nos. 1-6:
Criminal District Court, Bexar County, M.D. Buck Jones vacancy
Judge, Domestic Relations Court in Dallas (Senate Bill 28, 56th Legislature, 3rd Called Session)
District Courts, Dallas County
[2 folders]
Judge, Juvenile Court, Dallas (McCormack vacancy)
Criminal District Court #4, Dallas County
Criminal District Attorney, Jefferson County, Ramie Griffin vacancy
Domestic Relations Court, Jefferson County
Criminal District Attorney, Polk County
Criminal District Court #3, Tarrant County (proposed new court not created)
Domestic Relations Court, Tarrant County (SB 19 - 57th Legislature, 3rd Called Session 1962)
Domestic Relations Court, Galveston County
Criminal District Court, Travis County
District Attorney, Travis County (Proctor vacancy)
Criminal District Court #3, Harris County - Winborn vacancy
Criminal District Court #4 and #5 in Harris County
Harris County district courts
Phil Peden
Box
1989.260-199 Judicial appointments, District Nos. 1-18:
Domestic Relations Courts, Harris County
[4 folders]
Domestic Relations Court #2, Compton vacancy
Robert Lee Lowry appointment
Tyler district attorney
First Judicial District - judge and district attorney
Third Judicial District, judge (Johnson vacancy)
Fifth Judicial District, district judge, Robert Vance vacancy
Fifth Judicial District - district attorney, Herbert Line vacancy; district judge, Maxwell Welsh vacancy
Eighth Judicial District
Twelfth Judicial District
District judge, Fourteenth Judicial District, Sarah Hughes vacancy,
Seventeenth Judicial District, Jack Langdon vacancy
Eighteenth Judicial District (Judge and District Attorney) Johnson and Somervell Counties
Box
1989.260-200 Judicial and district attorney appointments, District Nos. 25-76:
Judicial District #25, Colorado County
Judicial District #27, Mills County, district attorney, Thornton vacancy
Judicial District #35, Coleman County, district attorney (Allcorn) and district judge (Newman) vacancy
District Court #36, Aransas, Bee, Live Oak, McMullen, San Patricio Counties
Judicial District #38, Bandera County, Weatherby vacancy
Judicial District #41, El Paso County, judge
Judicial District #42, Taylor County, Thomas vacancy, district attorney
Judicial District #43, Jack, Parker County, district attorney
Judicial District #44, district judge, Dallas County, Thornton vacancy
Judicial District #45, Bexar County, Charles Barrow vacancy
Gerhardt vacancy
Judicial District #46, Wilbarger, Hardeman, and Foard Counties, Hightower vacancy, district attorney
Judicial District #49, Jim Hogg County, district attorney
Judicial District #52, district judge, H.W. Allen vacancy; district attorney
Vic Hall
Winthrop Seley
Burney Walker
Judicial District #54, McLennan County, district judge, Bartlett vacancy
Judicial District #57, Bexar County, Quin vacancy
Judicial District #58, Jefferson County, district judge, Melvin Combs vacancy
District Court #64, Hale, Castro, and Swisher Counties, LaFont vacancy
District Court #65, El Paso County
District Court #66, Hill County
Judicial District #70, Ector County, district judge, McCollum vacancy
Judicial District #72, Crosby and Lubbock Counties, district attorney, Gilkerson vacancy
Judicial District #76, Titus, Franklin, Camp, Marion, and Morris Counties, district attorney, Dobie vacancy
Box
1989.260-201 Judicial appointments, District Nos. 81-120:
Judicial District #81, Karnes, Frio, LaSalle, Atascosa, and Wilson Counties, district attorney, Dobie vacancy
Judicial District #83, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, Upton, and Reagan Counties, district attorney, Bunton vacancy
Judicial District #84, Hutchinson, Hansford, and Ochiltree Counties, Allen vacancy
Judicial District #85, Robertson and Brazos Counties, district judge, McDonald vacancy
Judicial District #86, Kaufman, Van Zandt, and Rockwall Counties, district judge
Judicial District #89, Wichita County, district judge, Purcell vacancy
Judicial District #92, Hidalgo County, judge
Judicial District #103, Cameron and Willacy Counties, Graham vacancy
Judicial District #106, Lynn, Garza, Dawson, and Gaines Counties, district attorney, Williams and Copeland vacancy
Judicial District #109, district attorney (Max Ramsey), district judge (G.C. Olsen)
Judicial District #112, Pecos, Upton, Sutton, and Crockett Counties
Judicial District #115, Upshur and Wood Counties
Judicial District #118, Howard, Glasscock, and Martin Counties, judge
Judicial District #120, El Paso County
[2 folders]
William R. Clayton (recommendation)
Box
1989.260-202 Judicial appointments, District Nos. 121-151:
Judicial District #121, district judge and district attorney
Judicial District #122, Galveston
Graham Bruce
Judicial District #128, Orange County, district judge, Stephenson vacancy
128th District - nominations, Milton C. Regan
[3 folders]
District Court #129, Harris County, Jackson vacancy
[4 folders]
Judicial District #135, Victoria County, judge, Martin vacancy
District Court #150, Bexar County
Judicial District #151, Harris County, judge, Tom Coleman vacancy
Box
1989.260-203 Judicial appointments, District Nos. 154-161:
District Court #154, Bailey, Parmer, and Lamb Counties, Judge and District Attorney
District Court #155, Austin County
District Court #156, Aransas, San Patricio, Bee, Live Oak, and McMullen Counties
Judicial District #160, Dallas County, district judge
Judicial District #161, Ector County, judge, new court
Dallas - District Attorney
[3 folders]
U.S. Senate, Blakley, favorable
U.S. Senate, Blakley, unfavorable
U.S. Senate special election, 1960
U.S. Senate appointment, 1960
County judge disqualifications, 1961-1962
District judge disqualifications
Court of Civil Appeals disqualifications
Miscellaneous court appointments
Supreme Court of Texas, Brewster vacancy
Supreme Court of Texas, Calvert vacancy
Box
1989.260-204 Judicial appointments:
First Court of Civil Appeals, Galveston, Hamblen and Cody vacancies:
Phil Woodruff
Spurgeon Bell
Bert Tunks
Ewing Werlein, 157th District Court
First Court of Civil Appeals, Gannon vacancy
First Court of Civil Appeals, Woodruff vacancy
Third Court of Civil Appeals, Raymond Gray vacancy
Fourth Court of Civil Appeals, San Antonio, Norvell and Barrow vacancy
Fifth Court of Civil Appeals, Dallas, Cramer vacancy
Seventh Court of Civil Appeals, Amarillo, Pitts vacancy
Eighth Court of Civil Appeals, Abbot vacancy
Eighth Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso, McGill vacancy, 1957
Eighth Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso, Hamilton vacancy, 1958
Box
1989.260-205 Eighth Court of Civil Appeals, El Paso, Hamilton vacancy, 1958
[5 folders]
Ninth Court of Civil Appeals, Beaumont, Anderson vacancy
Ninth Court of Civil Appeals, Murray vacancy
Tenth Court of Civil Appeals, Waco, Hale vacancy
Eleventh Court of Civil Appeals, Eastland, Long vacancy
Presiding Judges - general
First Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
First Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge, W.L. Thornton vacancy
Second Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Third Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Fourth Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Fifth Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Sixth Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Seventh Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Eighth Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Ninth Administrative Judicial District, presiding judge
Miscellaneous appointments, 1960-1962:
Accountancy, State Board of Public
Adjutant General
[3 folders]
Box
1989.260-206 Appointments, 1960-1962:
Aeronautics Commission
A&M College System, Board of Directors
[2 folders]
Alcoholism, Texas Commission on
Animal Health Commission, Texas
Angel of Goliad Committee
Architectural Examiners, Texas Board of
Area Redevelopment Program, Advisory Committee
Arts and Industries, Texas College of, Board of Directors
Attorney General
[Anticipating resignation of Will Wilson in event he was successful in race for U.S. Senate.]
Barber Examiners, State Board of
Basic Sciences, State Board of Examiners in the
Battleship Texas Commission
Bays Study Committee (Senate Concurrent Resolution 59, 57th Legislature, Regular Session)
Big Thicket Study Committee
Blind, State Commission for the
Border Conference Committee
Brazos River Authority, Board of Directors
[2 folders]
Burial Association Rate Board
Canadian River Compact Commissioner
Chiropody Examiners, State Board of
Joe Busby
[State Board of Chiropractic Examiners appointee.]
Charles Courtion
[State Board of Chiropractic Examiners appointee.]
Box
1989.260-207 Dr. C.T. Harkey Jr.
[State Board of Chiropractic Examiners appointee.]
Chiropractic Examiners, State Board of
Civil Judicial Council, Texas
Central Colorado River Authority, Board of Directors
Lower Colorado River Authority, Board of Directors
Upper Colorado River Authority, Directors
Lower Concho River Water and Soil Conservation Authority, Board of Directors
Control, State Board of
Corrections, State Board of
Credit Union Advisory Commission
Dallas County Flood Control District
Deeds, Commissioners of
Dental Examiners, State Board of
Dr. Jack Winston
[State Board of Dental Examiners appointee.]
Hubert Jackson
[Recommendation for State Board of Dental Examiners.]
Development Board, Texas
[File contains a draft of Senate Bill 152 (56th Legislature, Regular Session) providing for the creation of the Texas Development Board, a predecessor entity to the Texas Tourist Development Agency.]
Education, Texas Commission on Higher
Education Board of Control, Southern Regional
Education, State Board of (elected)
Egg Marketing Advisory Board
Election Law Study Committee
Emergency Resources Planning Committee, Texas
[Includes tabbed booklet on potential Texas leadership for resource management and organization planning guide (Office of Emergency Planning) and other related publications.]
Box
1989.260-208 State Employees Retirement System Board of Trustees
Employment Commission, Texas
Engineers, State Board of Registration for Professional
Fannin State Park Commission
Finance Commission of Texas, H.T. Latham - Paul D. Lindsey
H.T. Latham
[Finance Commission recommendation.]
Paul D. Lindsey
[Finance Commission recommendation.]
Firemen's Pension Commissioner
Game and Fish Commission
Good Neighbor Commission of Texas
Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority, Board of Directors
Upper Guadalupe River Authority, Board of Directors
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission, Wilson Southwell vacancy
Hairdressers and Cosmetologists, State Board of
Jean Fallin
[State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists recommendation.]
Bill Stafford
[State Board of Hairdressers and Cosmetologists recommendation.]
Health, State Board of
State Health and Welfare, Coordinating Committee on
Highway Commission, State
Historical Survey Committee, Texas State
Hospital Council, Advisory
Hospital Licensing Advisory Council
Hospitals and Special Schools, Board for Texas State
University of Houston, Board of Regents
Industrial Accident Board
Industrial Commission
Box
1989.260-209 Insurance, State Board of (Ferguson vacancy)
[7 folders]
Insurance, State Board of (Robert Strain vacancy)
Insurance, State Board of (Penn Jackson vacancy)
Insurance, State Board of (T.T. Redington Jr. recommendation)
Insurance, State Board of (Jack L. Curtis recommendation)
Interstate Cooperation, Texas Commission on
Interstate Oil Compact Commission, Texas Representative
Interstate Parole Compact, Administrator
Jackson County Flood Control District
Labor Statistics, Commissioner of
Lamar State College of Technology, Board of Regents
State Land Surveyors, Board of Examiners of
Lavaca County Flood Control District #3
Liquor Control Board, Texas
Mansion Supervisors, State Board of
Medical Examiners, State Board of
Merit System Council (not appointed by governor)
Midwestern University, Board of Regents (Clark and Renfro vacancies)
Morticians, State Board of
Municipal Retirement System, Board of Trustees
Texas National Guard Armory Board
National Guard appointments
Box
1989.260-210 Neches River Conservation District, Board of Directors
Lower Neches Valley Authority, Directors (appointed by Board of Water Engineers)
Upper Neches River Municipal Water Authority
North Texas State University Board of Regents
Nuclear Compact, Southern Interstate
Nueces River Conservation and Reclamation District, Board of Directors
Nurse Examiners, State Board of
Nurse Examiners, State Board of Tuberculosis
Vocational Nurse Examiners, State Board of
Vocational Nurse Examiners, State Board of (Mrs. Dorothy Fischer)
Optometry, State Board of Examiners in
Park Commissioners, Joint Board of
Parks Board, State
Pecos River Compact Commission
Pharmacy, State Board of
Pharmacy, State Board of (Hatton W. Simpson)
Pharmacy, State Board of (Sam G. Wood)
Pilot Commissioners for Galveston-Texas City
Pilot Commissioners for Sabine Bar, Pass, and Tributaries
Plumbing Examiners, State Board of
Poet laureate of Texas, 1960-1962
[4 folders]
[Includes four books of poetry by various authors.]
Box
1989.260-211 Public Safety Commission, Texas
State Board of Public Welfare
Radiation Advisory Board
Railroad Commission of Texas (Olin Culberson vacancy)
Railroad Commission of Texas (Olin Culberson vacancy) - Candidate recommendations:
Altom, Barbeck, Batis
Baker
Brown, Bryant, Cokinos
Crenshaw
Connel, Mrs. Culberson, Edmondson
Farenthold
Foy, Frazier, Griffin
Gladney
Hartzog, Hinson, Huddleston
Mrs. Hughes, Hutchinson, Jacobsen
Edward Jones, Harry Jones, Kilgore
Laird
Koch, Langford, McGlathery
Martin, Mayfield, Patten
Phinney, Reader, Simpson
Pinkston
[2 folders]
Robertson
Smith
Turner, Walker, Warner
Woodruff, Wray, Young
Board of Managers of the Texas State Railroad
Real Estate Commission, Texas
Red River Interstate Compact, Commissioner for the
Box
1989.260-279 General appointment files:
Attorney general opinions relating to appointments
Box
1989.260-280 Miscellaneous federal appointments
Appointments, general
Appointments, miscellaneous lists
Miscellaneous appointment correspondence, 1961-1962
Aide-de-camp for governor
Notary public appointments, miscellaneous correspondence
Texas Rangers
Branch pilots
[6 folders]
Public weighers, general correspondence
Public weighers, 1957-1962
[2 folders]
General employment files, A-L
[12 folders]
Box
1989.260-281 General employment files, M-Z
[14 folders]
Governors appointment notebook pages, A-Z
[4 folders]
[Includes index. For each appointment, the sheets indicate qualifications, term, salary, authority, incumbents, etc.]

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