WYATT, Joseph Peyton, Jr.

WYATT, Joseph Peyton, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


WYATT, Joseph Peyton, Jr., A Representative from Texas; born in Victoria, Victoria County, Tex., October 12, 1941; attended the Victoria County public schools; attended Victoria College, 1964; B.A., University of Texas, 1968; graduate work, University of Houston Law School, 1970; served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, 1966-1970; served on the staffs of Texas State Senator William N. Patman, United States Representative Clark W. Thompson, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson; auditor, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Austin, Tex.; director of community affairs, private firm, Victoria, Tex.; member, Texas house of representatives, 1971-1979; served on, Southern Legislative Conference and National Conference of State Legislatures; delegate, Texas State Democratic conventions, 1968-1978; delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1964; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-sixth Congress (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980; special projects consultant; died on April 4, 2022; interment at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.

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

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External Research Collections

Victoria College
Victoria Regional History Center

Victoria, TX
Papers: 1971-1982, approximately 50 boxes. The papers of Joe Wyatt consist of those from his work in the Texas legislature, as well as in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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