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"Some people play golf. I’m in the Legislature.” Rep. Tom Craddick’s tenure in the Texas House will soon reach 50 years.

Craddick, who is best known for his iron-fisted grip on the gavel during his six years as speaker of the Texas House, has not lost any interest in serving in the Capitol.

Rep. Tom Craddick, pictured above on the House floor on March 25, 2015, was re-elected to his 50th year in office.
On Jan. 15, 2003, state Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, was sworn in as speaker of the Texas House by Judge (and former state Rep.) James Nowlin while his wife Nadine looked on.
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Legislative history of Tom Craddick.   Date of photograph is in the file name.
Legislative history of Tom Craddick.   Date of photograph is in the file name.
Austin, Texas USA May 26, 2007:  Last days of the 2007 session with Tom Craddick as Speaker of the House and Denise Davis as House Parliamentarian. 

Photos (c) Bob Daemmrich

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