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WASHINGTON, Craig Anthony (1941-)

WASHINGTON, CRAIG ANTHONY, a Representative from Texas; born in Longview, Gregg County, Tex., October 12, 1941; B.S., Prairie View A&M University, 1966; J.D., Texas Southern University Law School, 1969; Texas state representative, 1973-1982; Texas state senator, 1983-1989; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred First Congress, by special election, December 9, 1989, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of George T. (Mickey) Leland; reelected to the One Hundred Second and One Hundred Third Congresses and served from December 9, 1989, to January 3, 1995; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Fourth Congress.

Houston Public Library
Houston Metropolitan Research Center
Houston, TX
Papers: In the Judge Woodrow Seals papers, ca. 1941-1990, 86 linear feet.
Correspondents include Craig Anthony Washington.


University of North Texas
Oral History Collection
Denton, TX
Oral History: 1975, 42 leaves.
An interview with Craig Washington, an attorney and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from Houston, concerning his experiences and personal views as a member of the Sixty-fourth Legislature. Washington discusses his decision to enter politics, his personal political philosophy, the House speakership race, his committee appointments, the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, rape reform bill, his personal legislation, public school financing, public utilities legislation, and constitutional revision. The interview was conducted for the Texas Political History Oral History Project. Interviewer: Dr. Ronald E. Marcello, Professor of History, North Texas State University.

  • "Craig Anthony Washington" in Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2008.