S.L. Staples

Sidney Lee Staples

Full Name: Sidney Lee Staples
Date of birth: September 13, 1865
Date of death: January 2, 1937

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington
H 52 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop
H 52 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Sen. S.L. Staples Dies After Long Illness at Home," 1/3/1937, pp. 1, 6. Funeral article, including remarks of former Governor Pat M. Neff, "Final Tribute Paid Staples," 1/4/1937, p. 2. Texas Secretary of State during Governor Neff's administration, and served for a time as State Treasurer. Austin American.
  • Census of 1900 - S.L. Staples, Smithville, Bastrop County, age 32, born September 1868 in Kentucky. FamilySearch.
  • Sidney Lee Staples, born September 1867 in Kentucky; death date 1/2/1937 in Austin, Travis County, Texas; attorney at law. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Sidney Lee Staples, birth date 9/13/1865, death date 1/2/1937, burial in Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis County. Includes funeral article from The Austin American, 1/4/1937, p. 2. Find a Grave.
  • Died 1/2/1937, see Austin American, 1/3/1937 p. 1 for Life. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • Obituary, Sen. Sidney Lee Staples, "Funeral Services Are Held for Former Bastrop Man," "Tribute Paid Staples by W.H. Gallagher," Bastrop Advertiser, 1/7/1937, p. 1. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

27th R.S. - 1901
Commerce and Manufactures  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Educational Affairs  
Engrossed Bills  
Judiciary No. 1  
Labor (Chair) 
Public Printing  
26th R.S. - 1899
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
25th R.S. - 1897
Engrossed Bills  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  

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