R.E. Yantis

Robert Enoch Yantis

Full Name: Robert Enoch Yantis
Date of birth: July 22, 1848
Date of death: April 13, 1929

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 28 Jan 14, 1919 - Aug 16, 1919 36th (1)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson, Smith
H 28 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson, Smith
H 29 Jul 28, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Athens / Henderson   Henderson

(1) Lloyd T. Smith, in special election 11/4/1919, sworn 5/27/1920, succeeded Robert E. Yantis, resigned 8/16/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 35th-36th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Robert E. Yantis, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded John A. Mobley, resigned 12/22/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Robert Enoch Yantis, birth date 7/22/1848 in Kentucky; death date 4/13/1929 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; residence in Austin; occupation Dpt. of Agriculture, Austin, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Robert Enoch Yantis (1848-1929), burial in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County. Includes photo, reprint of obituary from Athens Review, 4/18/1929. Find a Grave.
  • "Two New Members: R.E. Yantis of Henderson and Daniel Watson of Hays Assumed Duties During Morning Session," 7/29/1910, p. 2. Includes information from speeches made by both new members. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, Robert Enoch Yantis, "Two Veteran Editors Pass On," La Grange Journal, 4/18/1929, p. 6, crediting Fayette Public Library, Museum and Archives. Veteran Texas newspaper editor and publisher and former statistician for the Texas Department of Agriculture; served two terms in the Texas Legislature. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project.


  • Photograph. R.E. Yantis, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.E. Yantis, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.C. Yantis, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Common Carriers (Chair) 
Public Health  
Public Printing  
35th R.S. - 1917
Cannon Removal from Capitol Grounds  
Common Carriers (Co-Chair) 
Engrossed Bills  
Juvenile Reforms  
Public Printing  
State Affairs  
To have printed the record of the impeachment trial.  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Private Corporations  
Public Printing  

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