The 46th Texas Legislature: a study of the qualifications, attitudes, and record of the personnel



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A major objective of government is the formation of laws by our legislatures that reflect to a marked extent the wishes of the majority of the people whose lives and manner of living are conditioned and affected by these legislatures acts. It is our purpose to study the qualifications of the personnel of the 46th (1939) Texas Legislature, determine the attitude of the legislators toward certain fundamental problems of government, check their actual vote on bills of major significance through a study of the House and Senate Journals, and draw conclusions which will help us in determining what educational requirements are necessary on the part of our legislators to enable them to best serve the people of the state.