R.L. Templeton

Rufus Lee Templeton

Full Name: Rufus Lee Templeton
Date of birth: August 28, 1883
Date of death: March 14, 1927

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 124 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Wellington / Collingsworth   Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Wheeler
H 124 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Wellington / Collingsworth   Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Wheeler
H 124 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2)   Democrat Wellington / Collingsworth   Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree, Roberts, Wheeler

(1) Collingsworth County, p. 2; Collingsworth, p. 6. House Journal.
(2) Wellington, Collingsworth County. 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

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hon. Rufus Lee Templeton, Volume V, pp. 2297-2298. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Relatives: Rufus Lee Templeton - uncle; R.L. Templeton - nephew. Photos and biographical sketches of R.L. Templeton (Representative in the 50th Legislature) and R.L. (Rufus Lee, Representative in 33rd-35th Legislatures) and Cleo Templeton, Collingsworth County History Book Committee, Collingsworth County 1890-1984, p. 307, crediting Collingsworth County Museum. "The parents of R.L. [1920-2000] were Robert H. and Lutie Gresham Templeton." Robert H. Templeton was the brother of Rufus Lee Templeton [1883-1927]. See also, biographical sketch of Robert H. and Lutie Templeton, pp. 306-307. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • R.L. Templeton, born circa 1885 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; death date 3/14/1927 in Wellington, Collinsworth County, Texas; age 42 at death; Judge; burial in Wellington. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • R.L. Templeton, birth date 8/28/1883, death date 3/14/1927, burial in South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County. Includes reprint of obituary from Wellington Leader, 3/17/1927. Find a Grave.
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - R.L. Templeton, postoffice Wellington, nativity Tennessee, age 29 (born circa 1884), lawyer, Democrat Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Mary Francis Templeton Walker, family papers, 1891-1970, daughter of State Representative Rufus Lee Templeton of Wellington, Texas, and the niece of former State Senator Clint Charles Small of Amarillo. Texas Tech University Libraries.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Constitutional Amendments  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
Stock and Stock Raising  
34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Congressional Districts  
Senatorial Districts  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
33rd R.S. - 1913
Congressional Districts  
Federal Relations  
Judicial Districts  
Senatorial Districts  
State Asylums  

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