Paul Counts

Paul Counts

Full Name: Paul Counts
Date of birth: September 9, 1904
Date of death: February 11, 1997

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 108 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th (1)   Democrat Mineral Wells / Palo Pinto   Palo Pinto, Stephens

(1) "Your Capital City: Five Strangers Assured in 50th Senate, House Dept.," 4/22/1946, p. 4. "A vacancy exists in District 108. Representative Paul Counts has taken over as manager of the Fort Stockton Chamber of Commerce, as of April 1." Austin American.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Paul Counts, 2/12/1997, p. A-12. "An educator most of his life, he also served as state representative from Mineral Wells and was county judge of Pecos County for several years." Denton Record-Chronicle.

Other Resources

  • Paul Counts, birth date 9/9/1904 in Chico, Texas, residence in Abilene, Taylor County in 1942, employer California Western States Life Insurance Company, relative Mrs. G.C. Ratliff of Fort Worth, draft registration 2/16/1942 in Abilene, Taylor County. Middle name "(None)." First marriage to Eva Wynelle Love (1907-1979), 5/6/1933 in Brewster County; second marriage to Minnie Alta Wehrung 2/20/1980 in Denton. Death date 2/11/1997, last residence Denton. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965; U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014; NeSmith Family Tree.
  • Census of 1910 - Paul Co***Its [Counts], Justice Precinct 7, Wise County, street: Chico and Vineyard, age 5, born circa 1905 in Texas, son of James M. and Etta Counts.
    Census of 1920 - Paul Counts, Justice Precinct 7, Wise County, age 15, born circa 1905 in Texas, son of Etta Counts.
    Census of 1930 - Paul Counts, Justice Precinct 4, Jack County, age 25, born circa 1905 in Texas, boarder, public school teacher.
    Marriage to Eva Wynelle Love 5/6/1933, in Brewster County.
    Census of 1940 - Paul Counts, San Angelo, Tom Green County, age 35, born circa 1905 in Texas, insurance salesman - life insurance co., residence in Sheffield, Pecos County on 4/1/1935, spouse Wynelle, son Walter. No Paul Counts in Palo Pinto County. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940 Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • Paul Counts, birth date 9/9/1904, death date 2/11/1997, burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County. Find a Grave.
  • 49th Legislature (1945) - Paul Counts, postoffice Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, nativity Texas, age 40 (born circa 1905), teacher, farmer. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. Paul Counts, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

49th R.S. - 1945
Conservation and Reclamation  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.