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TO PROVIDE FOR SETTLEMENT OF CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES
RESULTING FROM THE DISASTER WHICH OCCURRED

AT TEXAS CITY, TEX., ON APRIL 16 AND 17, 1947

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EMANUEL CELLER, New York, Chairman
FRANCIS E. WALTER, Pennsylvania CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois
THOMAS J, LANE, Massachusetts

KENNETH B. KEATING, New York
MICHAEL A. FEIGHAN, Ohio

WILLIAM M. MCCULLOCH, Ohio FRANK CHELF, Kentueky

RUTH THOMPSON, Michigan EDWIN E. WILLIS, Louisiana :

PATRICK J. HILLINGS, California JAMES B. FRAZIER, JR., Tennessee

SHEPARD J. CRUMPACKER, JR., Indiana PETER W. RODINO, JR., New Jersey

WILLIAM E, MILLER, New York
WOODROW W. JONES, North Carolina DEAN P. TAYLOR, New York
E. L, FORRESTER, Georgia

USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota
BYRON G. ROGERS, Colorado

LAURENCE CURTIS, Massachusetts HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts JOHN M. ROBSION, JR., Kentucky SIDNEY A. FINE, New York

DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland JACK B. BROOKS, Texas

RICHARD H. POFF, Virginia
WILLIAM M. TUCK, Virginia

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
ROBERT T. ASHMORE, South Carolina
JAMES M. QUIGLEY, Pennsylvania
CHARLES A. BOYLE, Illinois

Bess E. Dick, Sta Director
WILLIAM R. FOLEY, General Counsel
WALTER M. BESTERMAN, Legislative Assistant

WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant
CHARLES J. ZINN, Law Revision Counsel
BESSIE M. ORCUTT, Administrative Assistant

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 2

THOMAS J. LANE, Massachusetts, Chairman E. L. FORRESTER, Georgia

WILLIAM E. MILLER, New York HAROLD D. DONOHUE, Massachusetts USHER L. BURDICK, North Dakota CHARLES A. BOYLE, Ilinois

CHAUNCEY W. REED, Illinois

DEWITT S. HYDE, Maryland
WALTER R. LEE, Legislative Assistant

CYRIL F. BRICKFIELD, Counsel

1 Mr. Hyde served as a member of the special subcommittee which made an investigation of the Texas City disaster pursuant to H. Res. 296 of the 83d Cong.

II

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Biv. Ś, 29 0 56

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1955

Page

Text of H. R. 4045..

1

Statement of -

Baker, W. Kendall, Burris, Benton, Baker & Zweiner, attorneys,

Houston, Tex.

140

Bryan, Austin Y., Jr., attorney, Esperson Building, Houston, Tex. 40, 118

Burger, Hon. Warren E., Assistant Attorney General, Department of

Justice

7, 26

Daniel, Hon. Price, United States Senator from the State of Texas. 24

Elledge, Vernon, attorney, 1603 Second National Bank Building,

Houston, Tex

137

Leachman, Neth L., attorney, Dallas, Tex.

112, 140
Liftin, Morton, attorney, Department of Justice

8, 26, 73
Markwell, Russel H., attorney, Markwell, Stubbs & Decker, Galves-
ton, Tex..

29, 126
Robinson, T. R., county judge, Galveston County, Tex.

38

Thompson, Hon. Clark W., Representative in Congress from the

State of Texas.

3, 27, 115

Additional information-

Brvan, Austin Y., Jr., reply to supplementary statement of the

Department of Justice.

214

Burger, Warren E., Assistant Attorney General, Department of

Justice, letter, May 19, 1955, to Hon. Thomas J. Lane, subcom-

mittee chairman..

73

Coonally, Ben C., United States district judge, Houston, Tex., letter,
May 24. 1955, to Hon. Emanuel Celler..

186

Department of the Army report dated May 10, 1955

14

Elledge, Vernon, attorney, 1603 Second National Bank Building:

Letter, June 15, 1955, to Hon. Thomas J. Lane, with suggested

amendment

230

Letter, June 16, 1955, to Hon. Thomas J. Lane..

230

Extracts froin report on an investigation of the properties and hazards

of air monium nitrate and high-percentage ammonium nitrate

fertilizers, submitted to the Commandant of the Coast Guard by

A. D. Little, Inc., Cambridge, Mass

130

Federal Bureau of Investigation, memorandum re statutory relief
for Texas City disaster victims.

81, 82

Justice, Department of, supplementary statement on S. 1077 and

H. R. 4045.

188

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., memorandum re Texas City Disaster
Relief Bill.

232

Library of Congress, American Law Section:

Memorandum on the validity of legislation vesting in the Federal

discrict courts in Texas jurisdiction to determine the measure of

damages owed to claimants suffering injuries in the Texas City,

Tex, disaster, etc..

186

Memorandum in support of contention that insurance companies

who had paid persons suffering property losses arising out of the

Texas City, Tex., disaster will not be entitled to recover from

such persons any part of moneys distributed to them under an

act of Congress enacted subsequently to the judicial rejection of

claims filed by such persons under the Federal Tort Claims

Act

231

Report of the special subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary

appointed to investigate the claims arising out of the Texas City

disaster (H. Rept. 1386, 83d Cong., 2d sess.).

142-185

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