George Edwin Bailey Peddy

Full Name: George Edwin Bailey Peddy
Date of birth: August 22, 1892
Date of death: June 13, 1951

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 9, 1917 - Sep 10, 1917 35th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Tenaha / Shelby   Shelby

(1) Communications from the Acting Governor relating to resignations of Representatives George E.B. Peddy and Myron G. Blalock, p. 69. Peddy's resignation accepted 9/10/1917 and Blalock's accepted 9/11/1917. House Journal.
(2) Resolution granting leaves of absence to members who enlisted for military service, pp. 155-156. House Journal.
(3) John C. Rogers, in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded George E.B. Peddy, resigned effective 9/10/1917. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) "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

Biographical Sketches

  • PEDDY, GEORGE EDWIN BAILEY (1892-1951). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, September 1951, p. 568. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I and World War II, Bronze Star Medal and Croix De Guerre Medal. Military grave marker, George Edwin Bailey Peddy, birth date 8/22/1892 in Shelby County, death date 6/13/1951 in Houston, photos, obituary, burial in Ramah Cemetery, Tenaha, Shelby County. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War II. "While still a student, he was elected to the Thirty-fifth Texas Legislature (1917) from Shelby County; he resigned, however, to accept a commission as captain in the army during World War I . . . Peddy volunteered for military service during World War II. He became a lieutenant colonel and served as staff officer in the Fifth Infantry Division, Third Army, from the Normandy invasion to the end of the war. He was deputy military governor of Frankfurt in 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star and Croix de Guerre." Handbook of Texas Online.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Congressional Districts (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Game and Fisheries  
Revenue and Taxation  

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