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ARCHER, William Reynolds, Jr.

ARCHER, William Reynolds, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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ARCHER, William Reynolds, Jr., a Representative from Texas; born in Houston, Harris County, Tex., March 22, 1928; attended private schools in Houston and Rice University, 1945-1946; B.B.A. and LL.B., University of Texas, Austin, 1946-1951; admitted to the Texas Bar in 1951 and commenced practice in Houston; served in the United States Air Force, captain, during Korean Conflict, 1951-1953; president, Uncle Johnny Mills, Inc., 1953-1961; councilman and mayor pro tem, city of Hunters Creek Village, Tex., 1955-1962; director, Heights State Bank, 1967-1970; member, Texas house of representatives, 1967-1970; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 2001); chairman, Committee on Ways and Means (One Hundred Fourth through One Hundred Sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Seventh Congress.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Houston Public Library
Houston Metropolitan Research Center

Houston, TX
Papers: In the Kay Bailey Hutchison Collection, 1974-1976, 45 boxes. Persons represented include Bill Archer.
Films: In the KHOU-TV Film Collection, 1960-1976, 80 cubic feet. Persons represented include Bill Archer.

University of Texas at Austin
Briscoe Center for American History

Austin, TX
Papers: 1970-2000, 190 feet. The papers of Bill Archer contain press clippings, voting record, legislation and legislative correspondence, speeches, press releases, newsletters, scrapbooks, campaign files, schedules, invitations, personal correspondence, photographs, and subject files. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
Papers: In the Ann W. Richards Papers, 1983-1990, approximately 45 feet. Persons represented include Bill Archer.
Papers: In the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Records, 1947-2005: Part 2, 167 feet. Persons represented include Bill Archer.
Papers: In the Texas Observer Records, 1952-1990, 133 feet. Persons represented include Bill Archer.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Archer, Bill, and Richard Armey. "The House Republicans' Great Tax Debate." International Economy 11 (March-April 1997): 28-31.

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: W. R. Archer, Republican Representative from Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Ways and Means - Chair
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