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H. Grady Woodruff Grady Woodruff
Full Name: Henry Grady Woodruff
Date of birth: August 9, 1893
Date of death: December 23, 1962

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 10, 1939 45th (1)   44th (2)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Denton, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise
S 22 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (3)   42nd (4) (5)   Democrat Decatur / Wise Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Denton, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, Parker, Wise
H 48 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
H 48 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Paradise / Wise   Wise
H 48 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Paradise / Wise   Wise
(1) 45th Legislature - 1/12/1937, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators . . . who were Members of the Forty-fourth Legislature and whose terms of office continue for the duration of the Forty-fifth Legislature." Senate Journal.
(2) 44th Legislature - 1/8/1935, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of New Senators" and "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Media.
(4) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 4th C.S., elected 11/12/1932. Senate Journal.
(5) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • "Six Students in Legislature: Solons Are Woodall, Sheats, Woodruff, Tomme, Maxwell, and Young," 10/3/1926, p. 11, biographical sketches of six members who were students at the The University of Texas School of Law. Daily Texan.
  • Biographical sketch, 2/5/1929, p. 10. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Memorial, March 1963, p. 269. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Private, World War I. Henry Grady Woodruff, birth year (estimated) 1894, birthplace Decatur, Texas. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • United States Army/Texas National Guard, 36th Division, World War I. "He also studied and taught at the University of Toulouse in France following World War I. He was a member of the Texas 36th Division during 1917-19." Memorial, March 1963, p. 269. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Army National Guard. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.
  • Other Resources
  • Henry Grady Woodruff, birth date 8/9/1893 in Wise County, death date 12/23/1962 in Decatur, Wise County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • "Seven University of Texas Students are Members of Legislature; One is Senator," 1/12/1925, p. 11. San Antonio Express.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. H. Grady Woodruff, 45th 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.
  • 45th 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.
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Rural Aid to Schools, Special  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Auditing of State Highway Department  
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Insurance  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Eleemosynary Institutions  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Banking  
    Contingent Expense (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Chair) (Vice Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Highway Department Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate, Board of Managers  
    Insurance  
    Investigating (Vice Chair) 
    Labor  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Land and Land Office (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Reductions in State Appropriations, Special  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    Tax Program  
    Texas Rehabilitation and Relief Commission Investigation, Committee of the Whole Senate  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Banks and Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
    Finance  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Organization and Economy  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Printing (Chair) 
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Banks and Banking  
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Federal Relations  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Banks and Banking  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions (Chair) 
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Insurance  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
     

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