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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.
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Edwin "Lanny" Hall Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections
This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.
This collection is broken down into thirteen series with some series broken down into sub-series.
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.
This series includes State Agencies, Committees, Commissions, Office of State, Departments, Associations, and Miscellaneous groups.
Eastern Hills High School, Birdville Professional Educators, School Curriculum, and Higher Education Financial Aid.
Congratulating Wiley G. Thomas upon his retirement from Birdville ISD as Superintedent.
Days required for vocational Ag teachers.
Concerns about teacher retirement system with social security.
Teacher retirement system and increased taxes.
Tuition Equalization Grant Program
This Sub-Series includes the Higher Education Committee, Public Education Committee, and the State Board of Education.
Changing Technology in Instruction, and Construction, Rehabilitation and Repair, and Capital Debt Financing
Alternative Instructional Arrangements Legislative Implementation and Finance Formulas
This series contains information on agriculture and animals, waste disposal, water (rivers, lakes, etc.), energy, land and pollution, utilities, and urban development.
Newspaper articles talking about "killer bees" - State Liberals Boycott.
Wildlife Conservation Act
East Forth Worth and North Arlington
This series contains information on income, wage laws, electrical and air conditioning licensing, product liability, deceptive trade practices, fire fighters and peace officers.
This series contains information on the health of children, elderly, mental and disabled, health professions, general health information, and health departments, commissions, and associations.
This sub-series is arranged alphabetically, then chronologically where needed.
This series includes such topics as gambling (parimutuel, bingo), drugs, child pornography and abuse, equal rights amendment, abortion, LGBT, and African American/alien immigration, alcohol laws, and prisoners, paroles, and courts.
Corresponce on House Bills introduced by Representative Ralph Wallace concerning child pornography.
This section is ordered by subject and then date.
This series includes information about constitutional amendments, Congress, campaigning, Democratic and Republican parties, representatives, the Supreme Court, Senate, Federal, the White House, Secretary of State, Speaker of the House, Texas Council of Government, The Texas Governor and Precinct Chairman, conferences, conventions, and meetings, and press release and capital dialogue.
Mailing addresses, newsclippings, and congressmen without file folders.
This box is arranged by subject and then date.
This sub-series is arranged first by subject (Supreme Court then Senate), and then chronologically.
This box is arranged by subject and then date.
This sub-series is arranged first by subject, and then chronologically.
This series includes papers on redistricting, bills, and legislative materials.
This series includes materials on trucking regulations, committees, sub-committees, regional authority, mass transit authority, vehicle licenses and insurance, child safety, helmet laws, weight restrictions, transportation bills and publications, highway and road construction, audits and funding, and general transportation information.
Intercity Passenger Travel (November 15, 1974) The Designer's Role in Mass Transportation During the Next 25 Years (November 19, 1975) Urban Mobility and the Quality of LIfe (January 19, 1979) Mass Transit for Texas Cities: An Urgent Need for Action (April 30, 1980)
This series includes materials on vehicle insurance, registrations, and inspections, helmet laws, traffic congestion, transportation policies and publications, emergency vehicle lights, and child safety laws.
This series includes: resolutions for specific individuals and schools; newsletters; questionnaire results and correspondence; news column and press release information; correspondence on religion, archives, wiretapping, aviation and other House and Senate bills; hand written letters to Lanny Hall; Christmas cards; a company profile and biography for Lanny Hall; colleague invitations to fund-raisers, letters and legislation; research and informational materials; Texas Railroad Commission; Texas Sunset Law; and records pertaining to Tarrant County. This series is arranged chronologically and then alphabetically where need.
This folder is restricted due to personal information and is to be reviewed by staff.
Newsletters, January 1981-May 1983
Euhus was let go of her position at Department of Health. Letters to and from State.
Tarrant County Women's Political Caucus
Resolution 299 - Haltom High School Resolution 397 - Byrtie Baker Adams Resolution 398 - Doctor J. Ardis Bell Resolution 554 E. Carlyle Smith Junior
Resolution 20 - Phillip L. Lowrey Resolution 300 - Birdville Independent School District Resolution 468 - J.E. "Doc" Smith
Election in Tarrant County to consolidate the offices of County Auditor and County Treasuer.
This series contains reports by the Sunset Advisory Commission, and compilations of Interim Reports to the Texas Legislature. Also contains a bound volumes of Journal of the House of Representatives, Vernon's Texas Session Law Service, and "Texans Urge Increased Funding for Roads." This series is arranged differently in each box.
This box is arranged by subject then date: first Sunset Advisory, then the Legilature Interim Reports.
Final Report on Business and Professional Agencies (Volume 1), and Report on Cultural and Advisory Agencies (Volume 2).
Reports on Energy Regulatory Agencies (Volume 3), and Financial Regulatory Agencies (Volume 4).
This box is arranged by subject then date: first Legislature Interim Reports, then the Funding for Roads publication.
This box is arranged by subject: first Journal of the Sixty-Eighth Legislature which is arranged by date, and then Vernon's Texas Law Service which is arranged by volume number.
Week 1 - Week 6, Pages 1-317
Week 1 - Week 7, Pages 1-386
Week 1 - Week 8, Pages 1-429
Week 1 - Week 9, Pages 1 - 483
Weeks 1 - 12, Pages 1-667
Volume 1 - Page A1 - A596 Volume 2 - Page A597 - A1086
Week 2 - Week 3, Pages 119-193
Week 4 - Week 5, Pages 195-261
Week 6, Pages 263-317
Week 7, Pages 319-386
Week 8, Pages 387-429
Week 9, Pages 431-483
Week 10, Pages 485-562
Week 11, Pages 563-669
Week 12, Pages 671-797
Week 13, Pages 799-868
Week 13, Pages 869-1041
Week 15, Pages 1043-1247
Week 16, Pages 1249-1450
Week 17, Pages 1451-1705
Week 18, Pages 1707-2308
Week 19, Pages 2309-2770
Week 20, Pages 2771-3699
Text of Conference Committee Report, Senate Bill 179, and Governor's Veto Proclamtion.
Pages 1-337, A-1 to A-2
Pages 338-517, A-43 to A-94
Pages 518-788, A-95 to A-156
Pages 789-1065, A-157 to A-235
Pages 1066-1971, A-237 to A-391
Pages 2640-3474, A-519 to A-674
Pages 3475-3731, A-675 to A-761
Pages 3732-4723, A-763 to A-817
Cumulative tables and index for regular session. Pages 4724-5728, A-819 to A-1058
Pages 5729-6244, 1 to 69