George Oliver Craven

Full Name: George Oliver Craven
Date of birth: September 20, 1856
Date of death: January 28, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 48 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Pilot Point / Cooke   Cooke
H 81 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Pilot Point / Cooke   Cooke
H 81 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (5)   Democrat Pilot Point / Cooke   Cooke

(1) Pilot (Pilot's) Point, in northeastern Denton County, received a post office in 1855, incorporated in 1866, and reincorporated in 1906. Handbook of Texas Online.
(2) Pilot Point, Cooke County. House Journal.
(3) Pilot Point. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Cooke County. Texas House of Representatives: A Pictorial Roster 1846-1992, 1992.
(5) 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.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Obituary, George Oliver Craven, "Father of Jake Craven is Buried," 1/31/1938, p. 5. Came to Texas at age 11 and "settled in Southeast Cooke Co. near Pilot Point." Moved to Gainesville in 1919 after retiring as a farmer; former member of State Legislature. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • George Oliver Craven, birth date 9/20/1856 in Atlanta, Georgia, death date 1/28/1938 in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, retired farmer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Geo. Oliver Craven, birth date 9/20/1856, death date 1/28/1938, burial in Pilot Point Community Cemetery, Denton County. Find a Grave.
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - G.O. Craven, postoffice Pilot Point, nativity Georgia, age 56, farmer, 43 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 31st-32nd, Democrat, counties composing district: Cooke. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. G.O. Craven, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.O. Craven, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.O. Craven, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Capitol Basement, Inspect  
Claims and Accounts  
Conduct of Newspaper Representatives, Investigate  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Liquor Traffic  
Stock and Stock Raising  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Agriculture (Chair) 
Appropriations Subcommittee on the Confederate Home  
Appropriations Subcommittee on the West Texas Normal at Canyon City and Epileptic Colony (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Representative Districts  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  
31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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