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Leighton Cornett Leighton Marion Cornett
Full Name: Leighton Marion Cornett
Date of birth: November 1, 1916
Date of death: January 1, 2003

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 36 Jan 10, 1939 - Aug 29, 1940 46th (1)   Democrat Clarksville / Red River   Red River

(1) Cornett resigned 8/29/1940. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, World War II. Military grave marker, Leighton M. Cornett, birth date 11/1/1916, death date 1/1/2003, burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Includes photos and reprint of obituary, Leighton Marion Cornett, Paris News, 1/2/2003, "former member of the Texas Legislature." Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Leighton Cornett, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Atlanta, Texas Explosion, Special  
    Common Carriers  
    Federal Relations  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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