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Thomas Durwood, Jr.
Mar. 13, 1917
Mar. 24, 1988
Apr. 28, 1918
Sept. 18, 1992
This is the day which the Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24
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Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
Speaker, House of Representatives
1949 - 1951
Member, House of Representatives
1940 - 1951
Chairman, State Board of Hospitals
1955 - 1956
Member, Board of Water Engineers
1957 - 1961
Member, State Board of Insurance
1961 - 1983
Joyce Price Manford
Devoted Wife and Mother
Loving Sister and Daughter
||Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr.
||Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
|Reason for Eligibility:
||Member and Speaker, Texas House of Representatives; Member, Industrial Accident Board; Chairman, State Board of Water Engineers; Chairman and Member, State Board of Insurance
||March 13, 1917
||March 24, 1988
MANFORD, THOMAS DURWOOD, JR. (1917 ~ 1988). Thomas Durwood Manford, Jr. was born on March 13, 1917 in Smiley, Texas to Thomas Durwood Manford, Sr. and Mary Estella Patterson. Mr. Manford married Joyce Price and in the early years of their marriage they lived in the Gonzales County area where his family were pioneers instrumental in the settling of the area.
The Manfords moved to Austin in 1941 upon his election to his first term in the House of Representatives. After a career serving as a member in the 47th, 48th, 49th, 50th and the 51st Legislatures and as Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, Mr. Manford further served the state as an appointee to several boards and commissions.
He served as a Member of the Industrial Accident Board, as Chairman of the State Board of Water Engineers and as Chairman and member of the State Board of Insurance. Mr. Manford died in Austin on March 24, 1988, and was buried at the Texas State Cemetery.
Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.