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Gene Green Papers

Identifier: 2018-044

The Gene Green papers consist of 55 boxes of material dating from 1973 to 2018 that document Green's service in the Texas State Legislature and the United States House of Representatives.

A Congressional Papers series comprises a large portion of the collection, documenting Green's career in the United States Congress. Arranged chronologically by term, this series contains administrative materials, legislative files, and publicity and press materials. The collection also includes a series of Bill Books from Green's years in the Texas State House and Senate, documenting the legislation considered during each of his terms. The collection's Campaigns, Travel Files, and Clippings series retained Green's original organization and filing system, each documenting different aspects of Green's service. The robust Photographs and Audiovisual Materials series round out the collection, visually documenting Green's Congressional career through photographs and videos of appearances, speeches, and events, often with other notable legislators, politicians, and public figures. These series also retain Green's original chronological organization.


  • 1972-2018


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Open for research.

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55 linear feet

Biographical Information

Gene Green was born in Houston, Texas on October 17, 1947. After graduating from Jefferson Davis High School, Green attended the University of Houston, earning a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1971 and a law degree from UH Bates College of Law in 1977.

Green's political career began with his election to the Texas State House of Representatives in 1972, serving from 1973 to 1985 when he was elected to the Texas State Senate. In 1992, Green was elected to respresent the 29th District of Texas in the United States House of Representatives. He would go on to serve twelve consecutive terms, from 1993 to 2019. During his tenure, Green served on numerous committees and worked toward notable local and national causes. Green's impact ranged from extensive service on the Committee on Energy and Commerce, from 1996 until his retirement in 2019, to annual "Citizenship Day" and "Immunization Day" events held in the 29th District.

In 2017, Green announced that he would not seek reelection, endorsing state senator Sylvia Garcia to represent the 29th District.

Acquisition Information

The Gene Green Papers were donated by Gene Green in 2018.

Guide to the Gene Green Papers
Kristen Campbell
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA