Edward Cyrus Gaines

Full Name: Edward Cyrus Gaines
Date of birth: December 25, 1875
Date of death: December 10, 1939

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 86 Jan 12, 1909 - Jun 16, 1910 31st (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Comanche
H 86 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Comanche

(1) "Twelve Vacancies in the Legislature," 6/19/1910, p. 23. Mentions that Gaines "...removed from the district". San Antonio Light and Gazette.
(2) 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.
(3) 31st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered to T.S. Ross, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of E.C. Gaines; and J.W. Minton, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of J.M. Horger, 8/1/1910, p. 50. House Journal.
(4) Tip S. Ross, sworn 8/1/1910, succeeded E.C. Gaines, resigned 6/16/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • "Gaines Case Reversed by Court of Appeals: Comanche County Representative Gets Case Reversed and Remanded Because Trial Judge Did Not Charge Properly," 3/16/1910, p. 1. Brownwood Bulletin.
  • Edward Cyrus Gaines, birth date 12/25/1875 in Comanche County, death date 12/10/1939 in Travis County, residence in Austin, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • E.C. Gaines (1875-1939), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Austin. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. E.C. Gaines, 31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. G.L. Gaines, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
31st R.S. - 1909
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Liquor Traffic (Chair) 
30th R.S. - 1907
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  

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