M.B. Etheredge, Jr.

Mode Barbee Etheredge

Full Name: Mode Barbee Etheredge, Jr.
Date of birth: June 7, 1915
Date of death: May 15, 2014

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 29 Jan 9, 1951 - Aug 29, 1951 52nd (1)   Democrat Huntsville / Walker   San Jacinto, Walker
H 29 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Huntsville / Walker   San Jacinto, Walker
H 29 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Huntsville / Walker   San Jacinto, Walker

(1) Robert C. Stiernberg, in special election 11/13/1951, succeeded M.B. Etheredge, Jr., resigned 8/29/1951. 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

  • Biography in LRL collection, From Huntsville to Hell: LTC. M.B. Etheredge and the Men of K Company 30th Inf. 3rd Div. in WWII., 2005.

Military Service Notes

  • National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel; United States Army during World War II. "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army, Colonel. Earned Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. 78th Legislature, R.S., HCR 27, conferring the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor on Colonel M.B. Etheredge, includes detailed description of military service. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.

Other Resources

  • "Retired Army Colonel Celebrating 95 Years of Life," 6/12/2010. KBTX.com.
  • Notice of death, 5/16/2014. Speaker of the House.
  • "World War II Hero Etheredge Honored With New Campus Statue Of Sam Houston," 5/9/2008. Today @ Sam.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

52nd R.S. - 1951
Claims and Accounts  
Education (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
51st R.S. - 1949
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
50th R.S. - 1947
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
State Penitentiaries and the Farm System, Investigation, Special  

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