Jerry Sadler

Full Name: Jerry Sadler
Date of birth: September 8, 1907
Date of death: February 25, 1982

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 27 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 27 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th (1)   Democrat Percilla / Anderson   Anderson

(1) Sadler's lifetime home address was Hickory Grove in Anderson County but his mailing address for the 54th and 55th Legislatures was Percilla, in Houston County, outside his district. For the 56th Legislature, it was his Palestine law office. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • "Recalling the Fighting Champ of Texas Politics," 1/26/1990. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Obituary, 2/26/1982. New York Times.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Cavalry; United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War II. Headstone inscription includes: "12th U.S. Cavalry 1927-1929, Fort Brown, Tex.; Railroad Commissioner of Texas 1939 - Resigned in 1942 To Enter U.S. Army in World War II; Served 27 Months in Persian Gulf Command; Honorably Discharged in 1945 with Rank of Lt. Colonel." Texas State Cemetery.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

56th R.S. - 1959
Commerce and Manufacturers (Vice Chair) 
Conservation and Reclamation  
Highways and Roads  
Public Health  
55th R.S. - 1957
Conservation and Reclamation  
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Military and Veteran's Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
54th R.S. - 1955
Conservation and Reclamation  
Judicial Districts  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  

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