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W.R. Poage William Robert Poage
Full Name: William Robert "Bob" Poage
Date of birth: December 28, 1899
Date of death: January 3, 1987

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 12, 1937 44th (1) (2)   43rd (3)   Democrat Waco / McLennan Senate President Pro Tempore (44th)   Falls, Limestone, McLennan, Milam
S 13 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, Limestone, McLennan, Milam
H 97-2 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
H 97-2 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
(1) 44th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 2nd C.S., elected 10/16/1935. Senate Journal.
(2) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) William R. Poage, in special election 11/4/1930, sworn in 42nd Legislature, succeeded to the unexpired term of Edgar E. Witt, resigned after 5th C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) "Heavy Vote Seen on Amendments...Texas Contests One-sided Except Wurzbach-Dielmann in 14th," Tuesday morning 11/4/1930, p. 4. "Three Democrats were running for the post vacated by Senator Edgar E. Witt of Waco...They were Former Representative W. R. Poage of Waco..." San Antonio Express.
(6) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 66th Legislature, R.S., HCR 178. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 70th Legislature, R.S., HCR 37. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • POAGE, William Robert (1899-1987). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • POAGE, WILLIAM ROBERT (1899-1987). Relatives: William Allen Poage - father, William Robert Poage - son. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Navy, World War I, "during the First World War served as an apprentice seaman in the United States Navy." POAGE, William Robert, (1899-1987). Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • United States Navy. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Bob Poage Collection. Baylor Collections of Political Materials, W.R. Poage Legislative Library, Baylor University. Digital Collection Finding Aid
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. W.R. Poage, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Poage, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Poage, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Poage, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. W.R. Poage, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 44th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Investigating  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Agricultural Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Crime Investigation  
    Finance  
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Insurance  
    Investigating  
    Investigating Crime  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Debts  
    Public Printing  
    Representative Districts  
    Rules  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Town and City Corporations  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Representative Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Banks and Banking  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Banks and Banking  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
     

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