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 James Jarrell “Jake” Pickle

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James Jarrell “Jake” Pickle

Birth
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Death 18 Jun 2005 (aged 91)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 11205905 View Source
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U.S. Congressman from Texas. As a Democrat he was elected in 1963, to the House seat once held by Lyndon B. Johnson and represented Texas in Congress for more than 30 years. He rose through the ranks to become a senior Democrat on the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. As chairman of the Social Security subcommittee, he passed the major Social Security reform legislation in 1983, raising the age for full benefits from 65 to 67. In 1994, he retired from office after choosing not to seek reelection. He was a Naval officer during WW II, serving in the Pacific and after the war with other veterans, started a radio station, still known as KVET in Austin, Texas.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 20 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11205905
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/11205905/james-jarrell-pickle : accessed ), memorial page for James Jarrell “Jake” Pickle (11 Oct 1913–18 Jun 2005), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11205905, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .