Bryon Drew

Byron Drew

Full Name: Byron Drew
Date of birth: October 21, 1855
Date of death: December 25, 1932

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 17 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Hunt, Kaufman
H 17 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Hunt, Kaufman

(1) District 17, composed of Hunt and Kaufman counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Well Known City Man Dies: Byron Drew Passes Away Unexpectedly," 12/26/1932, p. 1. Born 10/21/1855 in at Drew's Landing, near Livingston, Texas, newspaperman, moved to Ardmore "about 30 years ago from Texas where he was active in politics. He originated the Texas poll tax law and was prominent in the state legislature." The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma).
  • Byron Drew, birth date 10/21/1855, death date 12/25/1932, spouse Lena Moore Drew, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Bryon Drew, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Byron Drew, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Engrossed Bills  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Insane Asylum at Austin, Special  
24th R.S. - 1895
Contingent Expenses  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Public Printing  
State Affairs  

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