George William Dayton

Full Name: George William Dayton
Date of birth: September 29, 1867
Date of death: November 12, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2)   35th (3)   36th (1) (2)   Democrat Valley View / Cooke Senate President Pro Tempore (36th)   Cooke, Grayson
H 48 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Valley View / Cooke   Cooke

(1) 36th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/19/1919, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/14/1919, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1920 - George W. Dayton, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 52, born in Illinois, industry: state senate. FamilySearch.
  • George William Dayton, birth date 9/29/1867 in Illinois, death date 11/12/1944 in Medina, Bandera County, interment in Gainesville, Cooke County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George W. Dayton (1867-1944), burial in Valley View Cemetery, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Free Library Bill Author, Former Cooke Judge Dies," source unknown, 11/13/1944. Died Monday, 11/13/1944, in Medina, Texas. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Agricultural Affairs  
Educational Affairs  
Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Senatorial Districts  
35th R.S. - 1917
Agricultural Affairs  
Conflicting Extension Work (Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Nominations of the Governor  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
University of Texas, Investigative  
34th R.S. - 1915
Congressional Districts  
Judicial Districts  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Vice Chair) 
State Affairs  
State Asylums  

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