DANIEL, Marion Price, (1910 - 1988)

Senate Years of Service: 1953-1957
Party: Democrat

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DANIEL, Marion Price, a Senator from Texas; born in Dayton, Liberty County, Tex., October 10, 1910; attended the public schools of Liberty and Fort Worth, Tex.; reporter, Fort Worth Star-Telegram 1926-1927 and Waco News Tribune 1929-1931; graduated from Baylor University, Waco, Tex., in 1931, and from the law school of the same university in 1932; admitted to the Texas bar in 1932 and began practice in Liberty, Tex.; co-owner and publisher of two weekly newspapers; member, State house of representatives 1939-1943, serving as speaker in 1943; enlisted as a private in the United States Army in 1943, serving in the Pacific Theater and in Japan until discharged as a captain in June 1946; attorney general of Texas 1946-1953; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for the term beginning January 3, 1953, and served until his resignation January 14, 1957; Governor of Texas 1957-1963; practiced law in Liberty and Austin, Tex. 1963-1967; appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Assistant to the President for Federal-State Relations 1967-1969; also served on the National Security Council and as President Johnson’s liaison with Governors; served 8 years as a member of the Texas supreme court; resumed the practice of law; died in Liberty, Tex., August 25, 1988; interment in the family burial ground.


Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; Waite, Charles Vincent. “Price Daniel: Texas Attorney General, Governor, and Senator.” Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Tech University, 1999; Murph, David R. “Price Daniel: The Life of a Public Man, 1910-1956." Ph.D. dissertation, Texas Christian University, 1975.