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Bert Maddox Bert P. Maddox
Full Name: Bertie Pea Maddox
Date of birth: June 9, 1876
Date of death: September 24, 1959

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 98 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Graford / Palo Pinto   Palo Pinto, Stephens
H 84 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Graford / Palo Pinto   Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens
H 84 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (6) (7) (8) (9)   Democrat Graford / Palo Pinto   Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens
(1) Grafford. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) GRAFORD, TEXAS. "Graford is on State Highway 254 and Farm Road 206, in north central Palo Pinto County, midway between Graham and Weatherford, the towns from which it takes its name." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Grayford. House Journal.
(4) Grayford, Palo Pinto County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Grayford. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) 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.
(7) Graford. House Journal.
(8) Grayford, Palo Pinto County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(9) Graford. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Maddox Services Today in Tahoka," Friday evening, 9/25/1959, p. A-5. Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • Obituary, "B.P. Maddox Dies at Midland," 9/25/1959, pp. 1, 7. Birth date 6/9/1876 in Palo Pinto County. "While engaged in the drug business at nearby Graford, he began the study of law. In 1908, he was elected representative in the Texas State Legislature from that district and served four [sic] terms, until 1916." Maddox family moved to Tahoka (Lynn County) in 1916. Lynn County News (Tahoka, Texas).
  • Other Resources
  • "Bert Maddox Will Speak: Member of Texas Legislature, Lower House to Deliver Address in North Park Church," 4/27/1911, p. 1. "Hon. Bert B. Maddox of Graford . . . " Abilene Daily Reporter.
  • "Pioneer Passes Away: Robert W. Maddox Dies at Son's Home From Kidney Complaint; Leaves Large Family of Sons," 9/5/1911, p. 6. "Mr. Maddox leaves five sons one of whom, B.P. Maddox of Graford, is a member of the State Legislature." Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter, .
  • Census of 1900 - Burtie P. Maddox, Palo Pinto County, age 23, birth date July 1877, teacher, nephew of B* Maddox and Martha Maddox.
    Census of 1910 - B.P. Maddox, Palo Pinto County, age 34, druggist/retail store, spouse Laura.
    Census of 1920, 1930, and 1940 - Bertie/Bert P./Berdie Maddox, Tahoka, Lynn County, lawyer. FamilySearch. 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • Bertie Pea Maddox, birth date 6/9/1876 in Palo Pinto County, death date 9/24/1959 in Midland, attorney, father Willie Maddox; burial in Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - B.P. Maddox, postoffice Grayford, nativity Texas, age 39 (born circa 1876), farming and real estate, 39 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 31st-32nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bert Maddox, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bert Maddox, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bert Maddox, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Claims and Accounts  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Examination of Comptroller's Accounts for Governor's Mansion  
    Mines and Mining (Chair) 
    Penitentiaries  
    Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Penitentiaries  
    Public Health  
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Banks and Banking  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Labor  
    Mines and Mining  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt  
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Mines and Mining  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Mines and Mining  
    Public Health  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
     

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