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R.S. Bowers Richard Saffarrans Bowers
Full Name: Richard Saffarrans Bowers
Date of birth: December 3, 1875
Date of death: October 12, 1946

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 8, 1929 40th (1) (2)   39th (3) (4)   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson Senate President Pro Tempore (40th)   Bastrop, Brazos, Burleson, Lee, Robertson, Washington
S 19 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (5) (6)   Democrat Caldwell / Burleson   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington
(1) 40th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 6/7/1927. Senate Journal.
(2) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal.
(4) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1-2, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, January 1947, p. 41. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas National Guard, Lieutenant. "In the early 1900s he was a lieutenant in the infantry of the Texas National Guard . . ." Memorial, January 1947, p. 41. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Houston Press, 10/15/1946, p. 18, col. 1. Card File.
  • Obituary, "Heart Attack Claims Life of R.S. Bowers," The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger, 10/18/1946, pp. 1, 4, crediting the Harrie P. Woodson Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.S. Bowers, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.S. Bowers, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.S. Bowers, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Banking  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Land and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Banking  
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Contingent Expense (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Finance  
    Nominations by Governor  
    Public Land and Land Office (Vice Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments  
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Insurance and Banking  
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts (Vice Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    Rules  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
     

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