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Texas Delegation to the
1980 Democratic National Convention

Delegates (may be incomplete!)
Jim R. Alexander, Wichita Falls - Joan Foote Anderson, Houston - Dick Arlington, Houston - Bob Armstrong - Annette A. Avina, San Antonio - Lawrence Bagneris, Houston - Patricia A. Baker, Dallas - Frank Barron, Fort Worth - Lloyd M. Bentsen, Houston - Joe J. Bernal, San Antonio - Chuck Bertani, Houston - P. F. Bradley, Jr., Sulphur Springs - David Brown, Austin - Millie Bruner, Grand Prairie - Audrey Mae Bunting, College Station - Magdelean Bush, Houston - Martha Byars, Fort Worth - Louise Caddell, San Antonio - Adelfa B. Callejo, Dallas - Lucinda Campbell, Houston - Marc A. Campos, Houston - Yolanda Canales, Corpus Christi - Leonel Castillo, Houston - Janice Coates Chandler, San Angelo - Penny Clowers, Bedford - Bernice G. Conley, Dallas - Sue Cox, Dallas - Betty Dickson Cross, Corpus Christi - Lon J. Daley, Denton - Margaret F. Darden, Wichita Falls - Bobby R. Davis, Rosenberg - Deralyn Davis, Fort Worth - Leitra R. Davis, Hughes Springs - Sandra A. Davis, Levelland - Sam Dawson, Houston - Joseph A. Devany, Dallas - George C. Dixie, Houston - Jacqueline T. Donovan, Conroe - Sue Duncan, Lubbock - Lucy Cadena Efurd, El Paso - Sue Elsenbrook, Houston - Bernardo Enreste, Jr., San Antonio - James E. Foret, Groves - Frances M. Frazier, Houston - Jerome Friemel, Hereford - Olga R. Gallegos, Houston - Arcenio A. Garcia, Cotulla - Minnie Garcia, San Antonio - Ramon Garcia, Edinburg - Enedina Garza, Hidalgo - Vicki Garza, Corpus Christi - John W. Gibson, Sr., Pasadena - Jurrell L. Gilliam, New Waverly - Wilhelmina Gladden, Fort Worth - Donald H. Glover, Port Arthur - Billy Goldberg, Houston - Jack Golden, Pasadena - Arnold Gonzalez, Corpus Christi - Lena Guerrero, Austin - Calvin Guest, Bryan - L. Marie Guillory, Houston - Mel Hailey, Abilene - Anthony Hall, Houston - Betty Hardee, Athens - Esther L. Harris, Dallas - Betty Jo Hay, Dallas - Paul Hernandez, Austin - Eugene Saul Herrera, San Antonio - John Hill, Austin - William P. Hobby, Jr., Houston - Fred Hofheinz, Houston - Mari C. Hooley, Arlington - Harry Hubbard, Austin - Darryl Hurt, Deer Park - Russell M. Irving, Beaumont - Shirley Jefferson, Waxahachie - Velma Jeter, Orange - Raul Jiminez, San Antonio - Sarita Jiminez, Floresville - Jesse W. Jones, Dallas - Kay F. Jones, Lipan - Gilbert Kessling, San Antonio - Thomas Killingsworth, Longview - Lowell Lebermann, Austin - Mickey Leland, Houston - Bernard L. Lifshutz, San Antonio - Emma Lou Linn, Austin - Paul C. Looney, Lubbock - Minnie Lopez, Corpus Christi - Rose Mary Lopez, Alice - Donald J. Maison, Jr., Dallas - Rose Mallios, League City - Bennie V. Matthews, La Marque - Oscar H. Mauzy, Dallas - Glen Maxey, Wellborn - Letha Grace McCoy, Burleson - John Ballard McDonald, Palestine - Peyton McKnight, Tyler - Rick McPherson, Carthage - Marvin D. Meek, Plainview - Dee D. Miller, Amarillo - Edward Miller, Texarkana - Thomas L. Moore, Hitchcock - Barbara J. Morales, Houston - Paul C. Moreno, El Paso - Craig Murphy, Dallas - Jay I. Naman, Waco - Walter E. Nobles, Jr., Corpus Christi - Michalene Nunn, Waxahachie - Victor Olivo, Rosenberg - Barbara L. O'Neal, Waco - William D. O'Neill, Victoria - Gale R. Ortiz, Alvin - Susan Pace, Spring - Sue Pate, Bridge City - Carrin Patman, Ganado - Rodolfo Pena, San Antonio - Joyce Peters, San Antonio - Steven M. Polunsky, San Angelo - Linda J. Potter, Bastrop - Charley E. Prine, Jr., El Paso - Ben Procter, Fort Worth - Latricia Rayfield, Austin - Ruth Roberts, Fort Worth - Linda Parent Robinson, Beaumont - Esther F. Rodriguez, Hidalgo - Mahdeen Rucker, Grand Saline - Cecile Russell, Amarillo - Rand Sale, Dallas - Stan Schlueter, Killeen - Dora Scott, Houston - Linda Shoemaker, San Angelo - James Sides, Plano - Ethel Mae Simpson, Dallas - Jessie Smith, Odessa - Truey W. Smith, Lufkin - Richard A. Solo, Dallas - Lowell Starling, Tyler - Gene Stockton, Fort Worth - Lou Nelle Sutton, San Antonio - Marie Tarvin-Garland, El Paso - Roy Thomas, De Leon - Alice Trevino, San Antonio - Bilie Veach, Burnet - Guy Leland Watts, Corpus Christi - Mark White - Esther Williams, Houston - Lindon Williams, Houston - Mike Wilson, Garland - Jim Wright, Jr., Fort Worth - Ralph W. Yarborough, Austin - Judith Zaffrini, Laredo

Alternates (may be incomplete!)
Bob Barton, Jr., Kyle - Patricia A. Branson, Port Arthur - Manuel B. Bravo, Jr., Laredo - Robert J. Brooks, Baytown - Mary Bryan, Houston - James Calaway, Houston - Allan G. Calkin, Dallas - Clintine Cashion, Houston - Mary L. Castillo, Houston - Gloria D. Chandler, Houston - Aldrinette Chapital, Houston - William Courtney, Temple - Billy Cowan, Austin - Jane Ann Craig, Austin - Floyd Michael Davis, Conroe - James F. Davis, Jr., Lubbock - Scott A. Davis, Gainesville - Albert de Leon, Fort Worth - Antonio G. Dominguez, Corpus Christi - Abram Emerson, San Antonio - Cynthia Evans, Waco - Myrtis O. Evans, Dallas - Willie O. Gage, Austin - Matt Garcia, San Antonio - Mary Ann Garza, Houston - Consuella G. Giles, El Paso - Paul Gray, Austin - A. B. Green, Houston - James Leonard Hadnott, San Antonio - Ernie Halsell, Conroe - Virginia J. Hardee, Alvarado - Kim Alicia Heckel, Corpus Christi - Georgia Rice Herreth, Bay City - Bobby B. Holley, Paducah - Onjel Holt, Denison - Sue Hudson, Tyler - Loy L. Hurley, San Benito - Bennie Jackson, Jr., Longview - Dorothy M. Johnson, Nacogdoches - Joe J. Johnson, Jr., Fort Worth - Gloria Jones, Houston - Lauri Josephs, Dallas - Steve A. Kochak, Houston - Melroy Lathan, Houston - Anna Martinez, San Antonio - Anita Mayer, Wallis - F. Pancho Medrano, Dallas - Daniel Meza, San Antonio - Frances L. Morales, Brownsville - Pauline Mouton, Beaumont - Selby H. Pace, Clarksville - D. B. Packard, Jr., Alta Loma - Sylvia Palumbo, Laredo - Alice Cassandra Patten, Houston - Martin L. Price, Dallas - Walter Richter, Austin - Neil Shelton, Austin - Lynna Kay Shuffield, Houston - Henry Simmons, Corpus Christi - Bobby G. Smith, Clute - Madeline P. Smith, Houston - Mickey Solis, El Paso - Vatra Solomon, Mt. Vernon - Luther T. Spurlock, Athens - W. C. Stark, Granbury - Cindy Stenholm, Stamford - Steve Thomas, Austin - Max Todd, Houston - Shari Valentine, Houston - Laura M. Wagner, Borger - Judith B. Wilkerson, Pleasanton - Joe B. Wilson, Beaumont - Hayden Woodard, Junction - James R. Young, Hemphill - Louise Young, Dallas - Diana Zuniga, Austin

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