R.R. Smith

Ralph Roy Smith

Full Name: Ralph Roy "Railroad" Smith
Date of birth: February 21, 1880
Date of death: March 20, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 76 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Jourdanton / Atascosa   Atascosa, Frio, La Salle, Live Oak, McMullen
H 93 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1)   Democrat Jourdanton / Atascosa   Atascosa, Wilson
H 93 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Pleasanton / Atascosa   Atascosa, Wilson

(1) PLEASANTON, TEXAS. "Pleasanton is at the intersections of Farm Roads 476, 5350, 1334 and U.S. Highway 281, five miles northeast of Jourdanton in northeast Atascosa County . . . Jourdanton became the county seat in 1910." Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.
(3) Pleasanton. House Journal.
(4) Jourdanton, Atascosa County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Pleasanton. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Ralph Roy "Railroad" Smith (1880-1944), and service in the Texas Legislature. "Historical Markers Dedicated During Jourdanton's Centennal Celebration," 9/16/2009. "Smith moved his newspaper from Pleasanton to Jourdanton in 1909 . . . " Pleasanton Express.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. R.R. Smith, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.R. Smith, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.R. Smith, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

40th R.S. - 1927
Judicial Districts  
Live Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
32nd R.S. - 1911
Banks and Banking  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking  
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
31st R.S. - 1909
Game and Fisheries  
Liquor Traffic  
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
State Affairs  

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