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Walter Caven Walter Thomas Caven
Full Name: Walter Thomas Caven
Date of birth: November 23, 1920
Date of death: March 13, 2007

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 11, 1949 - Jan 9, 1951 51st   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, July 2007, p. 639. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Caven, Hubbard Scott. Relatives: Walter Caven - nephew; Hubbard Caven - uncle. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Caven, Walter Thomas. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, World War II. "Following Pearl Harbor, he postponed his education to enlist in WW II, where he became a 7th Division infantry platoon leader. During the battle of Leyte Gulf he was wounded in action on November 15, 1944. For his service, he received the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Bronze Star." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Notice of death, 3/14/2007. Speaker of the House.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Walter Caven, 51st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 51st session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    51st R.S. - 1949
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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