Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, 1952-1985 | Manuscripts

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Collection Overview

Title: Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, 1952-1985Add to your cart.
ID: 01/AR0177
Extent: 70.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection is broken down into thirteen series with some series broken down into sub-series.
Date Acquired: 09/12/1984. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English

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Abstract

This collection contains records from Lanny Hall’s term in the Texas House of Representatives during the sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh and sixty-eighth Legislature (1979-1984) for District 91 (Tarrant County). Included in the materials is correspondence from people asking for Hall's vote for or against house and senate bills covering a variety of topics in district 91 (Tarrant County) and out of the district, and legislation that Hall himself was instrumental in passing.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection contains records from Lanny Hall’s term in the Texas House of Representatives during the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Legislature (1979-1984) for District 91 (Tarrant County). Included are records from legislature pertaining to the following:  educational matters including specific institutions, funding, teachers retirement, Creation-Science versus Evolution-Science in Public Schools, the National Adult Literacy Project and many other topics; environmental issues; urban development; employment; businesses; human resources; insurance and taxes; banking and the Texas Comptroller; housing; health topics including the elderly, nursing homes, assorted health professions; the disabled and mentally ill and children’s health issues; Texas agencies, committees, commissions, and departments; child abuse and pornography; laws involving alcohol and drugs; gambling; equal rights and LGBT issues; African American and illegal immigrants; abortion; prisoners, parolee’s and the courts; transportation topics involving but not limited to mass transit, regional authorities, trucking, road and highway construction and funding; Texas State Sunset Law; Railroad Commission; State Agencies; bills and legislation exclusively in Tarrant County; newsletters and questionnaires; governmental topics such as Congress, Democratic and Republican parties, campaigning, House of Representatives, Supreme Court, Senate, the White House, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Texas Council of Governments, the Governor and Precinct Chairman, conferences and convention meetings, governmental press releases and capital dialogue newsletters; bound volumes on the Sunset Advisory Commission, Interim reports from the Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh and Sixty-eighth Legislature, and Journals of the House of Representatives of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature.

Collection Historical Note

Edwin “Lanny” Hall served Tarrant County as a Representative in the Texas House during the sixty-sixth, sixty-seventh, and sixty-eighth legislatures (1979-1984). He also played administrative roles within several institutions of higher education.

Though he was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, Hall moved to Tarrant County at a young age and attended schools in the Birdville Independent School District beginning at age six. After receiving his B.S. and M.Ed. from North Texas State University, he taught high school government and history. He was selected as an L.B.J. Congressional Intern in 1974, and began working in Washington D.C. for House Majority Leader Jim Wright. He later served Wright as a staff assistant on the National Commission on Water Quality. During this period, he also worked for the House Public Works Subcommittee on Investigations and Review. When Wright was elected Majority Leader, Hall became a special assistant on the Congressman’s staff.

In November 1978, Hall was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from District 32-C. This includes most of Tarrant County, including East Fort Worth, West Arlington, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, and some of Haltom City. He took his oath of office on January 9, 1979.

During his time in the Texas House, he served as Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee, as well as Chairman of the Interim Subcommittee on Teacher Education. He was also a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the Public Education Committee, the Interim Subcommittee on Medical Education, and the House Higher Education Committee.

After his time in the Texas House of Representatives, Hall received his doctorate degree in Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985. For a time, he worked for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, then started a waffling stint between Howard Payne University in Brownwood and Hardin-Simmons in Abilene.

He served Howard Payne as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer from 1986-1989. He then spent two years as President of Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, before beginning a ten year term as President at Hardin-Simmons from 1991 - 2001. He returned to Howard Payne to serve as President from 2003 to 2009, and was President again of Hardin-Simmons from 2009 to 2016, upon his retirement.

Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 84-020
Access Restrictions: This collection is not restricted.
Use Restrictions: Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.
Physical Access Note: This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
Acquisition Source: Edwin "Lanny" Hall
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: A biographical note by Alexandra Traxinger Schütz was added in June 2016.

Box and Folder Listing

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Series 10: Legislative, 1972-1983Add to your cart.
This series includes papers on redistricting, bills, and legislative materials.
Box 40: 1972-1978Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90118
Folder 12: Legislative Mail (No Response Needed), December 1972-December 1978Add to your cart.
 
Box 41: 1978-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90119
Folder 1: House Bill 1558 - Standardization of State Agency Publications, August 4, 1977-July 19, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: House Bill 1704 by McFarland Relating to Changes in District Lines for State Representatives, November 10, 1977Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Legislative Advisory Panel Meeting, November 28, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Legislative Programs - Fort Worth and Tarrant County, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Pre-Session Legislative Conference, 1978Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Sixty-Sixth Legislature, December 1978-March 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Legislative Council, November 1978-September 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Elections: Candidates for Political Office Forms and Secretary of State, April 1978-January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes Law, May 1978; January 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Legislative Advisory Panel: Eastern Hills High School Meeting, January 11, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Legislative Advisory Panel Meeting: Cooper Center Auditorium - University of Texas at Arlington, February 9, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: McFarland/Hall - Redistricting, March 5, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 13: Legislative Advisory Panel Meeting: Northeast Campus - Tarrant County Junior College, March 8, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 14: Initiative in the Sixty-Sixth Legislature: Prepared by Mary Polk, March 19, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 15: Legislative Advisory Panel: North Richland Hills City Hall, April 5, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 16: Legislative Advisory Panel and Town Hall Meeting: Watauga Junior High School, April 22, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Box 42: 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90120
Folder 1: Bills Passed by Legislature; Status of House Bills; Bills Pending; and Passage of Third Reading for House Bill 558, April-May 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Legislative Advisory Panel Meeting: City National Bank, May 5, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Legislative Advisory Panel: Communication, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Party Primaries, 1979Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Proposed Legislation, January 2, 1979-December 15, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Press Releases - Interim Sixty-Sixth Legislature, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Legislative Advisory Panel: Letters and Announcements, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Redistricting, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: House Bill 1668 - Standardization of Agency Publications, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Issues: Initiative and Referendum, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Legislative Forum, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Sample Letters from Past Legislative Sessions, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 43: 1979-1980Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90121
Folder 1: Legislative Council, January 10, 1979; February 8, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Legislative Reference Library, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Redistricting, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Legislation, January 14-December 18, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Reappointment by State Legislatures: A Guide for the 1980's (Includes Addendum), June 1980; November 21, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Capitol Information Service, November 4, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Pre-Session Legislative Conference, November 28-December 1, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Tarrant County Delegate Forum, December 9, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Individuals to Contact when Sixty-Seventh Legislature Convenes, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Issues; Texas State Artist Nominations "Bror Utter", 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Legislative Questionnaire (1 of 2), 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 12: Legislative Questionnaire (2 of 2), 1980Add to your cart.
 
Box 44: 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90122
Folder 1: Programs for Interest Groups, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Rules Reforms, 1980Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Legislative Forum, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Sixty-Seventh Legislative Mailing List, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Sixty-Seventh Legislature Services, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Redistricting, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Miscellaneous Letters, Articles, and Schedules, December 12, 1980-July 2, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 8: Sixty-Seventh Legislative Issues: TEX Interpretation of Unemployment Compensation Law - When Business is Bought, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: United States Legislation, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Redistricting, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 11: Redistricting, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Box 45: 1981-1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90123
Folder 1: Redistricting: Congressional Lines (Senate), 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 2: Sixty-Seventh Press Release and Post Sixty-Seventh Sessions, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 3: Sixty-Seventh Session Wrap-Up Information, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 4: Summary of Enactments - Regular and First Called Sessions, 1981Add to your cart.
 
Folder 5: Newspapers: 32C - Eastside News, LH Columns "From You Legislator..", May 11-June 9, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 6: Legislator's Seminar, 1982Add to your cart.
 
Folder 7: Information on Legislative Interests, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Box 46: 1983Add to your cart.
 
Barcode: 90123
Folder 8: Legislation from Sixty-Eighth Session, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 9: Redistricting, 1983Add to your cart.
 
Folder 10: Sixty-Eighth Session Summaries, 1983Add to your cart.
 

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