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Joe Caldwell
Full Name: Joe W. Caldwell, Jr.
Date of birth: 1901
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Asherton / Dimmit   Dimmit, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Zapata County Attorney Is Man of Experience," 5/16/1961, p. 4. Joe Caldwell, Jr., age 60, born Huntsville, Alabama; came to Dimmit County 1927, then after 15 years moved to Rockport, and Zapata County in October, 1960. Caldwell "served a two-year term in the legislature from the four-county district which included Dimmit, in 1934-35. He is proud of the fact that as a member of the legislature he sponsored and served as chairman of the first legislative committee ever to investigate Communist activities, as far as he knows . . . The county attorney's main hobby is reading. He has a good general library, as well as a law library."
    "Caldwell Resigns in Zapata," 12/1/1961, p. 1. "He and Mrs. Caldwell will move from Zapata back to their former home at Rockport . . ." Laredo Times.
  • Military Service Notes
  • U.S. Infantry, World War I. Captain, Armed Forces, World War II, spent four years in the Pacific. "Zapata County Attorney Is Man of Experience," 5/16/1961, p. 4. Laredo Times.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1930 - Joe W. Caldwell, Asherton, Dimmit County, age 29, born circa 1901 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Elizabeth J., son Joe.
    Census of 1940 - Joe W. Caldwell, Jr., Rockport, Aransas County, age 39, born circa 1901 in Alabama, attorney at law, spouse Elizabeth J., sons Joe W. and Robert L., last place of residence: Asherton, Dimmit County. FamilySearch. 1930 1940
  • Texas Death Index, 1964-1998 - possibly Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., death date 12/8/1982 in Dallas. FamilySearch.
  • Possibly Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., birth date 2/18/1901, death date 12/8/1982, interment in Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas County. Find a Grave.
  • Joe Caldwell, Rockport city attorney for 2 years, appointed Aransas County District Attorney by Governor Price Daniel, "Miller Succeeds Gayle as 36th District Judge," Aransas Pass Progress, 5/16/1957, p. 8. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • Mentioned in preview of 44th Legislature and discussion of legislative turnover, "Texas House Gets 80 New Members," 10/15/1934, p. 14. San Antonio Express.
  • 44th Legislature (1935) - Joe Caldwell, postoffice Asherton, Dimmit County, nativity Alabama, age 34, attorney. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Caldwell, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Local Bills, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    Teachings of Communism in State Institutions of Higher Learning, Special  

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