Journal of the Senate of the State of Texas, First and Second Called Sessions of the Seventieth Legislature, Volume 4 Page: 310
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310 SENATE JOURNAL-SECOND CALLED SESSION
Wilford Roy Cousins
Senator Parker offered the following resolution:
(Senate Resolution 125)
WHEREAS, With the death of Wilfred Roy Cousins on June 11, 1987,
the State of Texas lost an outstanding public servant whose footsteps marked
service and progress on every path he chose to follow; and
WHEREAS, A native Texan, he was born January 9, 1915, in Newton
County, the son of William Roy Cousins and Essie Mae Fortenberry; and
WHEREAS, A graduate of Beaumont High School and South Park
Junior College, Mr. Cousins attended The University of Texas and The
University of Texas School of Law; and
WHEREAS, After gallantly serving his country in the United States
Army during World War II, Mr. Cousins was elected to the Texas House of
WHEREAS, Elected to the Texas Senate in 1946, he loyally and
faithfully addressed the needs of his constituency and was instrumental in
passing the Lamar College Bill and creating the Port Commission; and
WHEREAS, Despite the demands of a busy law practice, he remained
active in political affairs after his retirement from the Senate; and
WHEREAS, A respected cattleman, he was also active in the lumber
WHEREAS, He contributed his time and talents to the Paul Revere
Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, Westwood Bible Church,
Texas Bar Association, Southwest Cattle Raisers Association, and the Farm
WHEREAS, The varied and notable achievements of this distinguished
gentleman in the realm of business, religious affairs, and civic betterment have
contributed immensely to the dynamic growth and progress of his beloved
WHEREAS, The State of Texas has benefitted enormously from the
wisdom and expertise of this illustrious public servant who conscientiously
discharged his duties in a most exemplary manner; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 70th Legislature, 2nd
Called Session, hereby extend sincere condolences to the members of his
family: his wife, Evelyn Lee Conaway Cousins; his sons, William Reeder
"Trey" Cousins and Robert Edgar Cousins; and his grandsons, William
Randall Cousins IV and Travis Alexander Cousins; and, be it further
RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be prepared for the members
of his family as an expression of deepest sympathy from the Texas Senate, and
that when the Senate adjourns this day, it do so in memory of Wilfred Roy
The resolution was read.
On motion of Senator Brooks and by unanimous consent, the names of
the Lieutenant Governor and Senators were added to the resolution as signers
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