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Rufus 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
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 40th Legislature, R.S., 3/15/1927, p. 1520. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, 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, burial in Wellington, occupation: Judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • R.L. Templeton, birth date 8/28/1883, death date 3/14/1927, obituary in Wellington Leader 3/17/1927, interment in South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County. 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.
  • R.L. Templeton, birth date 8/28/1883, death date 3/14/1927, interment in South Fairview Cemetery in Wellington. Collingsworth County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Rufus L. Templeton, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Rufus L. Templeton, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Rufus L. Templeton, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts (Chair) 
    Judiciary  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Common Carriers  
    Congressional Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Congressional Districts  
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary  
    Senatorial Districts  
    State Asylums  
     

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