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Robert High Robert Elbert High
Full Name: Robert Elbert High
Date of birth: January 27, 1868
Date of death: April 17, 1958

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 53 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Van Zandt
H 53 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Van Zandt
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "Robert E. High, Myrtle Springs, Texas," reprinted from "The Southland," volume XII, no. 1, Waco, TX, 1892. Birth date 1/27/1868. Ancestry.com.
  • Mentioned in "Henry Harrison High." Cemetery Works.
  • Robert Elbert High mentioned in "High Family History." Cemetery Works.
  • Obituary, Robert E. High, 4/20/1958, p. 8. "High was a former druggist, state representative, justice of the peace, and postmaster." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, Robert E. High, 4/18/1958, p. 5A. "From 1925 to 1929 he served as a state representative." Tyler Morning Telegraph.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert E. High appointed postmaster at Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, 10/5/1905 and 10/4/1935. U.S., Appointments of U.S. Postmasters, 1832-1971. Ancestry.com.
  • Senator Thomas G. Pollard of Tyler and Representative Robert E. High of Myrtle Springs honored in Van Zandt County Medical Society resolution, 9/2/1927, for "noteworthy service in the cause of Public Health during the recent regular and called sessions of the legislature, reprinted in "County Medical Society Held Meet at Canton," 9/9/1927, p. 3. Canton Herald.
  • Census of 1900 - Bob E. High, Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, age 32, born January 1868 in Texas, spouse Ada B. High.
    Census of 1910 - Bob High, Van Zandt County, age 42, born circa 1868 in Texas, dry goods merchant, spouse Ader B. High.
    Census of 1920 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 51, born circa 1869 in Texas, salesman/store, spouse Ada D. High.
    Census of 1930 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 62, born circa 1869 in Texas, notary/general public, spouse Ada B. High.
    Census of 1940 - Robert E. High, Van Zandt County, age 72, born circa 1868 in Texas, postmaster/U.S. post office, spouse Ada B. High. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • Robert E. High, birth date 1/27/1868 in Van Zandt County, death date 4/17/1958 in Myrtle Springs, Van Zandt County, retired postmaster, father H.H. High, mother Sarah Norman. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Robert E. High, birth date 1/27/1868, death date 4/17/1958, interment in High Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt County; Ada B. High buried in same cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - R.E. High, postoffice Wills Point, nativity Texas, age 59, druggist, member of former legislatures: 39th. Postoffice also Wills Point in 39th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert High, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert High, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Public Health  
    School Districts  
     

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