Dennis P. Ratliff

Dennis Pace Ratliff

Full Name: Dennis Pace Ratliff
Date of birth: October 23, 1899
Date of death: March 15, 1985

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 113 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Haskell / Haskell   Baylor, Haskell, Throckmorton
H 113 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Haskell / Haskell   Baylor, Haskell, Throckmorton

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, June 1986, p. 667. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, World War I; Texas State Guard, Captain, World War II; Texas State Guard Reserve, Major; Honorary Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel. "WHEREAS, During World War I, Judge Ratliff served his country with honor in the United States Army; he also attained the rank of captain in the Texas State Guard during World War II, and later served as a major in the Texas State Guard Reserve and as a lieutenant colonel in the Honorary Reserve; and WHEREAS, Among the many military honors he received were the Victory Medal and the Texas Service Medal during World War I, and the Selective Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal during World War II." 69th Legislature, R.S., HCR 180. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • "Perry Warms Up Quickly to Legislative Duties," 5/19/1985. Relatives: Dennis Ratliff, Rick Perry's grandfather-in-law. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • "Judge Dennis Ratliff served three terms as a member of the Legislature from Haskell County, and also was a District Judge of that district, a very lovable character," p. 56. (Ratliff elected Senate Enrolling Clerk, 36th Legislature, 4th Called Session.) The Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb, 1948.


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Committee Information top

43rd R.S. - 1933
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Judicial Districts  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Buildings  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Public Lands and Buildings  
Public Printing  

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