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Earle B. Mayfield Earle B. Mayfield
Full Name: Earle Bradford Mayfield
Date of birth: April 12, 1881
Date of death: June 23, 1964

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 27 Jan 10, 1911 - Sep 25, 1912 32nd (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque Senate President Pro Tempore (32nd)   Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton
S 27 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (6) (7)   30th (8)   Democrat Meridian / Bosque   Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Hamilton
(1) Charles W. Taylor, in special election 11/5/1912, succeeded Earle B. Mayfield, resigned 9/25/1912. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 32nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 8/29/1911, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(3) "The attorney general has been called on to find a way out of dilemma occasioned by the forthcoming resignation of Earl B. Mayfield to assume the duties of railroad commissioner...", 9/24/1912, p. 2. Abilene Daily Reporter.
(4) Mayfield resigned 9/25/1912. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call as "Senator-elect." Senate Journal.
(6) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(7) 31st Legislature - 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call with "hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(8) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 58th Legislature, R.S., SR 553, welcome, address to the Senate printed in Senate Journal, 5/16/1963, pp. 1206-1209. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • MAYFIELD, Earle Bradford (1881-1964). Senator, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • MAYFIELD, EARLE BRADFORD (1881-1964). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, October 1964, p. 843. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. The Texas Senator, 1978.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Portrait, Hood, Bonnet, and Little Brown Jug: Texas Politics, 1921-1928, 1984.
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Chapter 16, "Crusades and Complacency, 1910-1930," p. 321. Discusses Earle B. Mayfield's election to the United States Senate in 1922. Texas, the Lone Star State, 1970.
  • Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Plot 5, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. USGenWeb Project, 1996.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Earle B. Mayfield, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Earle B. Mayfield, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Earle B. Mayfield, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Finance  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Asylums  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor  
    Military Affairs  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    New York American, Investigate  
    Capitol Heating System, Investigate  
    Federal Relations (Chair) 
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements  
    Labor  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Penitentiaries  
     

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