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PICKLE, James Jarrell (Jake), a Representative from Texas; born in Big Spring, Howard County,
Tex., October 11, 1913; educated in the public schools of Big Spring, Tex.;
B.A., University of Texas, Austin, Tex., 1938; United States Navy, served three
and a half years; area director, National Youth Administration, 1938-1941;
radio business; public relations executive; director of Texas state Democratic
executive committee, 1957-1960; member of Texas Employment Commission,
1961-1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth Congress, by special
election, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of United States
Representative Homer Thornberry, and reelected to the fifteen succeeding
Congresses (December 21, 1963-January 3, 1995); not a candidate for reelection
to the One Hundred Fourth Congress in 1994; died on June 18, 2005, in Austin,
BibliographyPickle, J. J.
Jake/Jake Pickle & Peggy Pickle. Foreword by Ann Richards.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1997.