Richard French Spencer

Full Name: Richard French "French" Spencer
Date of birth: June 29, 1884
Date of death: February 17, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50 Jan 9, 1917 - Apr 4, 1918 35th (1)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
H 50 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise

(1) R. French Spencer resigned 4/4/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biography of Spencer family, pp. 55-56. The Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb, 1948.

Other Resources

  • Richard French Spencer, birth date 6/29/1884 in Burkesville, Kentucky, death date 2/17/1935 in Bexar County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Banks and Banking  
Central Investigating Committee  
Congressional Districts  
Liquor Traffic  
Prepare Articles of Impeachment Against Governor James E. Ferguson  
Reforms in Civil Procedure  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure (Chair) 
Select an Attorney to Represent the House during the Investigation of Impeachment Charges Against Governor James E. Ferguson.  
34th R.S. - 1915
Common Carriers  
Mines and Mining  
Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Prison Farms  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure (Chair) 
Senatorial Districts  

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