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Wayne Christian Political Papers

Identifier: G-0005
This collection consists predominantly of research (articles, emails, memos, notes, pamphlets, reports) about legislative issues. The collection includes drafts and final copies of many bills that Representative Christian authored. The casework and correspondence demonstrate the wide range of issues that a state legislator handles for their constituents.


  • Event: Transferred 10/2/2012

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


14.00 Cubic Feet

Biographical / Historical

Wayne Christian (9/26/1950- ) served as the District 9 Texas State Representative for seven sessions (1997-2005, 2007-2012) of the Texas Legislature. A Republican representing Jasper, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties, Christian was consistently one of the state’s most conservative legislators during his tenure and a frequent advocate for family and faith-based legislation. Christian served on two committees each legislative session and was vice-chair of three committees: Financial Institutions (2003), Regulated Industries (2007) and Criminal Jurisprudence.

Wayne Christian is a lifelong Texan. Born in Center, he grew up in Tenaha. In 1969 he was the valedictorian of Tenaha High School. Christian attended Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches and graduate in 1973 with a bachelor’s of business administration and minor in marketing. In the 1970s and early 80s, Christian was lead singer of the country/gospel band the Mercy River Boys. The band toured nationally and was nominated for a Grammy award in 1979. Christian and his wife Lisa (m.1975) have three children.

Christian owns and manages Wayne Christian Financial Services in Center, est.1987.


“Wayne Christian.” Texas Tribune.

Wayne Christian Financial Services.

“Wayne Christian.” Legislative Reference Library of Texas.

“Wayne Christian.” 82nd Legislature, Texas House of Representatives.

All sources accessed July 11, 2016.


This collection is described in 563 folders across four series (Subject Files, Legislation, Constituent Casework and Correspondence, and Interviews) housed in 10 banker's boxes.
Arrangement There are electronic materials in Box 2, Folder 41; Box 5, Folders 16, 51; Box 6, Folders 6, 36; Box 8, Folder 29; and Box 10, Folder 18.
Guide to the Wayne Christian Political Papers
Kyle Ainsworth and Nydia Hernandez

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository