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Edwin Ray Spencer
Full Name: Edwin Ray Spencer
Date of birth: September 17, 1883
Date of death: March 31, 1962

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 121 Jan 9, 1917 - Aug 30, 1917 35th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

(1) Resolution granting leaves of absence to members who enlisted for military service, pp. 155-156. House Journal.
(2) John J. Ford, in special election 9/24/1917, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Edwin R. Spencer, who did not attend 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) "Trench Fights Rage Daily at Camp Funston," 8/1/1917, "Legislators Leave Camp." Myron G. Blalock, E.R. Spencer, Wallace Hawkins, George Peddy, and Harry Fisher, all in military training at Camp Funston, left the camp on Tuesday, 7/31/1917 to attend impeachment proceedings against Governor Ferguson. Another member, Woodall Rogers, also at the Camp, "has been transferred to Fortress Monroe and in all probability cannot attend the session." San Antonio Light.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, Infantry, World War I. Edwin Ray Spencer, residence Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, birth date 9/17/1883 in Liberty, Indiana, called into active service as 1st Lieutenant, Infantry 8/15/1917, engagements Champagne, Marne, wounded in action 7/30/1918 at Seringes France, honorable discharge 8/12/1919. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Other Resources
  • "Former County Attorney, E.R. Spencer, Dies," 4/5/1962, p. 1. "After the war he served as representative in the State Legislature from the Sweetwater district and was later assistant to the Texas Secretary of State." Colorado County Citizen (Columbus, Texas).
  • Edwin Ray Spencer, birth date 9/17/1882 in Indiana, death date 3/31/1962 in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 35th Legislature (1917) - Edwin R. Spencer, postoffice Sweetwater, nativity Louisiana, age 33 (born circa 1884), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Edwin R. Spencer, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Judicial Districts  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Reforms in Civil Procedure  

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