Historical records matching A. R. "Babe" Schwartz
About Aaron Robert Schwartz
A. R. "Babe" Schwartz (born July 17, 1926) is a former member of the Texas Legislature. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1955 to 1959 and the Texas Senate, District 17 from 1960 to 1981, representing Galveston, Texas.
As a legislator, he specialized in legislation to protect the environment and manage the resources of coastal areas, and earned a reputation as a fiery liberal speaker and a wit. In Molly Ivins's book "Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?," Ivins referred to Schwartz as a "white-maned pixie" and called him one of the legislature's "excellent orators." Reporter Patricia Kilday Hart referred to Schwartz in the Houston Chronicle "as one of the most liberal, yellow-dog Democrats ever to serve in the Texas Legislature."
After retiring from politics, Schwartz began working as a lobbyist for various national and Texas companies, organizations, and public entities. He is also owner and officer in Harbor Broadcasting Company, which operates KGBC radio station in Galveston. Schwartz also taught as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston in the Bates School of Law.
He is married to the former Marilyn Cohn of Harlingen, Texas, and they have four sons.