Robert Emmet Cofer
Full Name: Robert Emmet Cofer
Date of birth: September 20, 1870
Date of death: February 15, 1944
Terms of Service top
||Dates of Service
||Counties in District
Jan 12, 1909 - Sep 27, 1911
Gainesville / Cooke
Cofer resigned 9/27/1911.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1.
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)
31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Obituary, "Ex-Sen. Cofer Dies at Home," 2/15/1944, pp. 1, 2.
- Memorial, April 1944, p. 131. Resigned 1911 to become professor of law at The University of Texas.
Texas Bar Journal.
- Biographical sketch, Robert E. Cofer, Volume II, pp. 69-70. Born 9/20/1870 in Nashville, Tennessee; resigned from state Senate in 1913.
Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
- Discussion of Cofer & Cofer law firm and involvement in the Chambers sisters' claim to land under Texas Capitol building, p. 89.
Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service, 2005.
- "Criticized Legislature in Commencement Address: R.E. Cofer Declares That Strong, Educated Christian Men Are Needed to Make Laws," 6/8/1909, p. 1. Notes Cofer's address to the State University, Austin, June 8.
- Died 2/15/1944, Austin Statesman, p. 1.
Legislative Reference Library Card File.
- In memoriam - Robert Emmet Cofer. State Senator from 1908 - 1911.
Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches - The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the General Faculty.
- "Former State Senator Robert Cofer Dies," Austin, Feb. 15. 2/16/1944, p. 7.
San Antonio Express.
- Guide to the UT School of Law History Files at the Tarlton Law Library: includes several citations to materials re. Robert E. Cofer - "Cofer Incident 1920-21", speeches re. Cofer's "political activities."
Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009.
- "Academic Freedom, 1917." Winter 2004, p. 45. Describes University of Texas investigation of Robert E. Cofer for statement at county fair supporting Governor James Edward Ferguson's political opponent.
UT Law Magazine.
R.E. Cofer, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
R.E. Cofer, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
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