John E. Lyle

John Emmet Lyle

Full Name: John Emmet Lyle, Jr.
Date of birth: September 4, 1910
Date of death: November 11, 2003

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 71 Feb 11, 1943 - Apr 11, 1944 48th (1) (2)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Duval, Jim Wells, Nueces
H 71 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Duval, Jim Wells, Nueces

(1) Not present at organization of the House on 1/12/1943. Oath of office administered on 2/11/1943, p. 379. House Journal.
(2) Lyle resigned 4/11/1944. 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

Military Service Notes

  • World War II service, Private, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • Mentioned in "Lawmakers Pondering War, Duty," 2/27/2003. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Pictured in uniform in the 48th House composite photo. State Preservation Board.
  • United States Army, Private, Second Lieutenant. "In the beginning of World War II, in 1942, he volunteered and took his basic training as a private in the Army. He was sent to Officer Training School where he graduated as a second Lieutenant. He was then assigned as a platoon leader to an Automatic Weapons Battalion in the 536th. That battalion was quickly sent to North Africa where he experienced combat as well as in Malta, Sicily and Italy. He was awarded a Purple Heart in the Anzio campaign and while serving as an infantry officer in the Arno River campaign, he was nominated and elected to the U. S. Congress for the fourteenth District of Texas." Texas State Cemetery.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

48th R.S. - 1943
Judiciary and Uniform State Laws  
Military Affairs  
47th R.S. - 1941
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Labor Unions and Activities, Investigation, Special  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  

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