Wayne Matthews

Wayne Matthews

Full Name: Dudley Wayne Matthews
Date of birth: October 10, 1912
Date of death: June 10, 2004

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-F Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th (1)   Democrat Gladewater / Gregg   Gregg, Smith
H 33-F Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Gladewater / Gregg   Gregg, Smith

(1) Oath of office date not found in journal. Absent excused throughout session. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • World War II service, Lieutenant, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • Pictured in uniform in 48th House composite photo. State Preservation Board.
  • United States Army. "Shortly after winning a second term in office in 1942, Matthews left the Legislature to volunteer for military service, even though he was exempt as a state elected official. Serving in the Army from 1942 to 1946, he taught at the Adjutant General's School in Maryland and at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. After World War II, he continued his teaching career at Tyler Junior College." Texas State Cemetery.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

47th R.S. - 1941
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Interstate Cooperation  
Military Affairs  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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