Bailey B. Ragsdale

Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale

Full Name: Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale
Date of birth: August 10, 1908
Date of death: June 3, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 30 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston

Terms of Service top

House District 30
Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941
Legislatures: 46th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Crockett / Houston
Counties in district: Houston
House District 30
Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939
Legislatures: 45th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Crockett / Houston
Counties in district: Houston

Biographical Information top

Selected newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Military Service Notes

  • Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale, birth date 8/10/1908 in Denison, Texas, residence in Austin, Travis County in 1940, employer: State Representative, draft registration in Austin 10/16/1940. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  • Bailey B. Ragsdale, enlistment 8/15/1942 at Fort Sam Houston, born 1908 in Texas. FamilySearch. United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • United States Army, 2nd Lieutenant, World War II. Killed in action June 3, 1944. Military service information on memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas. Bailey B. Ragsdale, birth date 8/10/1908 in Denison, Grayson County; death date 6/3/1944 in Italy; photos including memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas; burial in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Lazio, Italy. Find a Grave.
  • "With the high ideals of patriotism and courage that was characteristic of him, Lieutenant Ragsdale was one of the first to volunteer in the defense of his country, receiving his training first at Camp Wolters at Mineral Wells, Texas, and completing it at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1943 . . . He served overseas in 1944 with the First Division and for bravery in action was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Citation and Certificate of Honor." 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 222, 5/3/1945, pp. 1963-1964. Resolutions - Memorial.


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Committee Information top

46th R.S. - 1939
Agriculture (Chair) 
Conservation and Reclamation  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Affairs  
45th R.S. - 1937
Conservation and Reclamation  
Delegation to U.S. Congress on Agricultural Matters, Special  
State Affairs  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions (Vice Chair) 
State Eleemosynary Institutions, Special  

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