Eula Maud Isaacks

Eula Maud Isaacks

Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Death 22 Jan 1980 (aged 94)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 19294999 · View Source
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Daughter of Judge Samuel Jackson Isaacks and Minnie Rutledge Isaacks.

From the El Paso Times, Thursday, January 24, 1980, Page 1-B:

Former Legislator Isaacks dies

Maud Isaacks, who followed her father's footsteps and represented El Paso for several consecutive terms in the state Legislature, will be buried Friday.

Miss Isaacks, 95, died Wednesday in an El Paso nursing home.

She became a legislator in 1954 when her father, Judge S. J. Isaacks, resigned as representative of the El Paso district place 1. He had held that post since 1903 and was called "the dean of the Texas Legislature."

Miss Isaacks was elected to fill the position and thereafter served five consecutive terms - a total of 14 years.

A 1965 newspaper article stated her departure from the Texas government marked the end of the longest family tenure in the history of the Texas Legislature. When "Miss Maud," as her fellow representatives called her, left office in 1967, she was the only woman in the 59th Legislature and was known to her colleagues as a champion of education. She is credited with introducing numerous bills concerning teacher salaries and qualifications.

In 1963, she introduced the bill that successfully abolished the El Paso County school superintendent's post, which she considered expensive and unnecessary with the advent of independent school districts.

Other measures she supported included tightening insurance controls, strengthening narcotics regulations and providing statewide soil and water conservation programs.

Miss Isaacks lived in El Paso from 1917. Before serving in the legislature, she taught English in the public schools for more than 40 years and was chairman of the English department at El Paso High School. She also was a longtime member of the Texas State Textbook Advisory Committee.

She earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Austin. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Retired Teachers Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her two brothers, Bill Isaacks of El Paso and Buford Isaacks of Cleburn, Texas; two nephews, Dick Isaacks of El Paso and Sam Isaacks of Alpine; and a niece, Guinnell Schwarzbach of El Paso.

Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday.

Kaster, Maxon and Futrell Downtown funeral home is in charge.

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