Photo of Politician Jack
                        Hightower HIGHTOWER, Jack English, a Representative from Texas; born in Memphis, Hall County, Tex., September 6, 1926; B.A., Baylor University, 1949; LL.B., Baylor University, 1951; LL.M., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1992; admitted to the Texas bar, 1951; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; served as district attorney, Forty-sixth Texas Judicial District, 1951-1961; member, Texas house of representatives, 1953-1954; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1961; Texas senate, 1965-1974; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress; first assistant attorney general of Texas, 1985-1987; elected to the Texas Supreme Court, (1988; 1992-1995); appointed to the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science by President William J. Clinton, (August 9, 1999-July 19, 2004); died on August 3, 2013, in Austin, Tex.; interment in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.

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Representative 01/03/1975 01/03/1985 13 House of Representatives TX
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