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Joe Madison Kilgore

lawyer , former congressman

Joe Madison Kilgore, American former congressman, lawyer. Bar: Texas 1946. Decorated Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, 4 personal citations; named to Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, 1997.


Kilgore, Joe Madison was born on December 10, 1918 in Brown County, Texas, United States. Son of William Henry and Myrtle (Armstrong) Kilgore.


Student, Trinity University, 1936. Student, University Texas, 1941.


Practiced, Edinburg, Texas, 1946-1954. Member Texas House of Representatives, 1946-1955, 84th to 88th Congresses, 15th District Texas. Now member firm McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, Limited liability partnership, Austin, Texas.

Former senior chairman board Texas Regional Bancshares. Board directors Texas State Bank, Photo Control Corporation, Reno Air Texas. Regent University Texas, 1967-1973.

Council Administrative Conference United States, 1968-1972. Active University Texas Centennial Commission, since 1981.


  • Bar: Texas 1946.


People need to grow in relationship with God, whose love constantly prompts to transform people.


Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.


Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.


Chairman advisory council College Medicine Texas Agricultural and Mechanical. Board visitors M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 1975-1978. Chairman advisory committee Texas Legislation Conference, 1975-1980.

Member investment committee Methodist Home. Board directors Southwestern Legal Foundation, 1981-1985, Scott and White Hospital, since 1983, Scott, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation, since 1983. Board directors Texas Research League, since 1981.

Former trustee Southwestern University, 1989-1992. Member, former president Austin Area Research Organization, active numerous other civic organizations Served as lieutenant colonel United States Army Air Force., World World War II. Major general retired.

Fellow American Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association, State Bar Texas, University Texas Ex-Students' Association (president 1994-1995, chairman 1995-1996), Delta Theta Phi.


Married Jane Redman, July 28, 1945. Children: Mark, Dean, Bill, Shannon.

William Henry Kilgore

Myrtle (Armstrong) Kilgore

Jane Redman

Mark Kilgore

Dean Kilgore

Bill Kilgore

Shannon Kilgore