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Encyclopedia > Beau Boulter

Eldon Beau Boulter of Amarillo served as a Republican in Congress from 1985-1989. He represented the sprawling district that stretches from Amarillo to Wichita Falls and embraces the Texas Panhandle. After two terms, he gave up the seat to challenge the reelection of Democratic Senator Lloyd Bentsen in 1988. Amarillo is a city located in Texas, USA and is part of the West Texas region. ... Wichita Falls is a city in Wichita County, Texas, United States. ... The Texas Panhandle is a region of the state of Texas consisting of the northernmost 26 counties in the state. ... Lloyd Bentsen Lloyd Millard Bentsen Jr. ...


Boulter was born in El Paso, Texas, on February 23, 1942. He graduated from Levelland High School in Hockley County in 1960, the University of Texas in Austin in 1965, and the Baylor University Law School in Waco, Texas, in 1968. He was thereafter admitted to the bar and practiced law in Amarillo. He was a member of the Amarillo City Commission from 1981-1983. This article needs cleanup. ... Hockley County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Austin is a word that may refer to various things. ... Baylor University is an independent Baptist institution of higher learning located in Waco, Texas and is the oldest university in Texas. ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ...


Some of his staunchest supporters were dismayed that he would surrender a seemingly "safe" House set for the vagaries of challenging the popular Bentsen. "Say It Ain't So, Beau," said many GOP party activists, who, while in full support of Boulter, doubted that any Republican in the year 1988 could unseat the entrenched Bentsen. After all, Bentsen had already defeated three sitting Republican congressmen from presumably "safe" districts: George Herbert Walker Bush of Houston in 1970, Alan Steelman of Dallas in 1976, and James M. Collins of Dallas in 1982. George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dallas redirects here. ...


In the 1988 Senate race, Boulter tried to make an issue of Bentsen's use of the "Johnson Law," which allowed the senator to run for vice president while also seeking reelection to the Senate. Boulter took the prolife position in the campaign, whereas Bentsen supported a woman's right to procure an abortion. Boulter polled only 40 percent of the vote, even as the candidate at the top of the Republican ticket, George Herbert Walker Bush, who also had been the first of the four Republican senatorial nominees to lose to Bentsen, was winning Texas' electoral votes with ease. Moreover, Boulter's 13th District congressional seat went Democratic once again, with the election of then State Senator Bill Sarpalius. George H. W. Bush - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


Boulter had also lost his initial run for Congress in 1982, when Bentsen led the Democrats to victory in all statewide offices. Boulter attempted a congressional comeback in 1992 but failed in his challenge to incumbent Sarpalius. A flamboyant figure who grew up at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch north of Amarillo, Sarpalius won with 117,892 votes (60 percent) to Boulter's 77,514 (40 percent).


In 1994, Sarpalius was unseated in the GOP national tide by (William M.) Mac Thornberry, who has held the seat since that time. William Mac Thornberry (born July 15, 1958), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1995, representing the 13th District of Texas (map). ...


Today, Boulter owns a successful real estate company in Amarillo, and a lobbying firm in Washington, D.C. called Beau Boulter, LLC. Boulter's clients have included the United Seniors Association, an organization associated with entertainer Art Linkletter, but with ties to Jack Abramoff and CapitolWatch, a taxpayers lobby that Boulter chaired in the late 1980s. Boulter and his wife Rosemary live in Falls Church, Virginia. USA Next is a United States lobbyist group whose slogan is Building a Legacy of Freedom for Americas Families. It presents itself as a conservative senior citizens organization, although the number of members it has has been challenged. ... Art Linkletter (born Gordon Arthur Kelly on July 17, 1912) was the host of two of the longest running shows in broadcast history: House Party, which ran on CBS TV and Radio for 25 years, and People Are Funny, which ran on NBC TV and Radio for 19 years. ... Jack A. Abramoff (born February 28, 1959) is a United States political lobbyist, Republican activist, and businessman who is a central figure in a series of high-profile political scandals. ... Falls Church is an independent city located in Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 35th 110,862 km² 320 km 690 km 7. ...


External links

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  • http://boulter.com/boulter/people.html
  • http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000666
  • http://elections.sos.state.tx.us/elchist.exe

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Boulter was ordained priest in the Anglican Church and in 1719 became chaplain to King George I. In 1724 he reluctantly accepted appointment as archbishop of Armagh and primate of the Church of Ireland.
Boulter was a fellow of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, at Harvard University.
Boulter Middle School in Tyler, Texas is named for him and two of his sons who where killed in World War II.
Texas Monthly June 1985 : The Texas Six-Pack (4259 words)
Boulter, 43, is an Amarillo oil-and-gas attorney whose only experience in politics before he defeated incumbent Democrat Jack Hightower in November had been a stint on the Amarillo city commission.
Sweeney, Boulter, and Armey, the three who beat incumbent Democrats, were aided not just by the top of the ticket but also by Christian New Right groups that poured money into Texas to try to paint the incumbents as dangerous free-spenders with the social agenda of New York Democrats.
When last seen, Boulter was knocking on doors with a group of Panhandle oilmen who were in town lobbying to keep the current oil depletion allowance and deductions for intangible drilling costs.
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