Charles H. Tennyson

Charles Higgens Tennyson

Full Name: Charles Higgens Tennyson
Date of birth: August 20, 1902
Date of death: December 20, 1968

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 111-2 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Wichita
H 111-2 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Wichita
H 111-2 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Wichita

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Charles H. Tennyson, "Former Wichitan, Teacher Association Leader, Dies," 12/22/1968, p. 6A. "Tennyson served three terms in the legislature from Wichita County from 1933 to 1939. He was elected to the legislature while a classroom teacher in Wichita Falls." Includes Tennyson's legislation relating to teacher retirement. Wichita Falls Times.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1940 - Charles H. Tennyson, Wichita Falls, Wichita County, age 38, born circa 1902 in Texas, high school teacher, wife Tommy Tennyson. FamilySearch.
  • Charles Higgens Tennyson, birth date 8/20/1902 in Texas, death date 12/20/1968 in Austin, Travis County, executive secretary, Texas State Teachers Association. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles H. Tennyson, birth date 8/20/1902, death date 12/20/1968, spouse Tommie M. Tennyson, burial in Austin Memorial Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Education (Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Buildings  
44th R.S. - 1935
Liquor Traffic  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions Subcommittee on State Institutions for Insane, Special  
43rd R.S. - 1933
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Constitutional Amendments  
Municipal and Private Corporations  

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