Hop Halsey

Hop Halsey

Full Name: Marcus Hopkins "Hop" Halsey, Sr.
Date of birth: June 18, 1914
Date of death: March 21, 1962

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 119 Feb 22, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th (1)   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
H 119 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 1/12/1943. Oath of office administered on 2/22/1943, pp. 515-516. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, "H.H. 'Hop' Halsey Dies at Midland," Wednesday evening, 3/21/1962, pp. 1, 14-A. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, announcement of candidacy for U.S. Congress, "Hop Halsey in Race," Crosbyton Review, 5/10/1946, pp. 1, 8, crediting Crosby County Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Military Service Notes

  • World War II service, air cadet at Douglas, Georgia, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Corporal, World War II. Military grave marker, Marcus H. Halsey, birth date 6/18/1914, death date 3/21/1962, burial in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock, Lubbock County. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army Air Forces, Flying Cadet (May 1942); United States Marine Corps (1943-1945). Obituary, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • United States Marine Corps, World War II. "Halsey volunteered in the Marine Corps, serving 27 months as an enlisted man, seeing action in the Gilbert, Marshall and Marianas Islands." "Hop Halsey in Race," Crosbyton Review, 5/10/1946, pp. 1, 8, crediting Crosby County Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

Photographs

  • Photograph. Hop Halsey, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Hop Halsey, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

48th R.S. - 1943
Common Carriers  
Judicial Redistricting  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
Local and Uncontested Bills  
Military Affairs  
47th R.S. - 1941
Appropriations  
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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