Fifty-third Texas Legislature

The 53rd Texas Legislature met from January 13, 1953, to May 27, 1953, and March 15, 1954, to April 13, 1954. All members present during this session were elected in the 1952 general elections.

SessionsEdit

Regular Session: January 13, 1953 – May 27, 1953

Called Session: March 15, 1954 – April 13, 1954

Party summaryEdit

SenateEdit

Affiliation Members Note
  Democratic Party 31
Total 31

HouseEdit

Affiliation Members Note
  Democratic Party 149
  Independent 1
Total 150

OfficersEdit

SenateEdit

HouseEdit

  • Speaker of the House: Reuben Senterfitt (D)

MembersEdit

SenateEdit

HouseEdit

The House was composed of 149 Democrats and 1 Independent, Charles J. Lieck, Jr., elected as a member of the conservative Good Government League of San Antonio.

House members included future Governor Dolph Briscoe, future federal judge Barefoot Sanders and future Congressmen Kika de la Garza, Joe Kilgore, and Joe Pool, as well as future Texas Attorney General Waggoner Carr, and future Texas Agriculture Commissioner Jack Hightower.

SourcesEdit

  • Legislative Reference Library of Texas, [1]

External linksEdit