C.L. Stocks, D.D.S.

Clarence Lafayette Stocks

Full Name: Clarence Lafayette Stocks
Date of birth: June 20, 1874
Date of death: March 23, 1961

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 46 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Gainesville / Cooke   Cooke

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House District 46
Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939
Legislatures: 45th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Gainesville / Cooke
Counties in district: Cooke

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Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 45th Legislature, R.S. - Text of poem, "The Great Transition: An Easter Reverie," by Clarence La Fayette Stocks, 5/6/1937, pp. 2717-2718; Resolution naming as Poet Laureate of House, 5/21/1937, p. 3330. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Dr. Clarence Lafayette Stocks, "Clarence L. Stocks, Retired Gainesville Dentist, Dies," 3/25/1961, p. 24. "Cooke County's state representative 1936-1939." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Other Resources

  • Clarence Lafayette Stocks, birth date 6/20/1874, dentist, draft registration 9/10/1918 in Fannin County, Georgia. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Dr. Clarence L. Stocks, birth date 6/20/1874, death date 3/23/1961, burial in Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County. Photo, "Former member of the Texas Legislature and Poet Laureate of House. Author and publisher of THE SUN COMES UP, a book of poems." Find a Grave.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Advertisement for Clarence Lafayette Stocks, Dentist, Teague Building, Gainesville, Texas. "Just a Word of Appreciation," Gainesville Weekly Register and Messenger 3/29/1923, p. 14. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - C.L. Stocks, postoffice Gainesville, Cooke County, nativity Georgia, age 63, dentist (D.D.S.). Texas Legislative Manual.


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45th R.S. - 1937
Conservation and Reclamation  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Health (Vice Chair) 
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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