Lee Riddle

Lee Riddle

Full Name: Lee Riddle
Date of birth: April 16, 1863
Date of death: May 28, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 40 Jan 13, 1891 - Oct 8, 1892 22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Granbury / Hood   Bosque, Erath, Hood, Somervell

(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Riddle resigned 10/8/1892. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Death Claims Lee Riddle, 70, Texas Native," The Long Beach Sun (Long Beach, California), 5/30/1933, p. 6. "He served as County Attorney, District Attorney, and was a member of the Texas State Legislature." Newspapers.com.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Lee Riddle, pp. 265-266. Born 4/16/1863 in DeWitt County, parents Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth Riddle, maiden name Margaret E. Vice. Elected county attorney of Hood County in 1888, held the office two years. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Obituary, Lee Riddle, "Former Attorney of Erath County Dies in California," Stephenville Empire-Tribune, 6/16/1933, p. 1, crediting Dublin Public Library. "Mr. Riddle moved to Stephenville from Granbury, soon after he had been elected district attorney, and was for some years a resident of this city [Stephenville]. Previously he had served as county attorney of Hood county, and also represented that county in the legislature two terms." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Lee Riddle, Granbury, Hood County, age 37, born April 1863 in Texas, lawyer, wife Viola P.
    Census of 1920 - Lee Riddle, South Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, age 56, born circa 1864 in Texas, lawyer, wife Linda L.
    Census of 1930 - Lee Riddle, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, age 65, born circa 1865 in Texas, wife Linda L.
    Lee Riddle, birth date 4/16/1863 in DeWitt County, Texas, death date 5/28/1933 in Los Angeles County, California, attorney, parents Joseph Riddle and Rhilina Vice, wife Linda Riddle. FamilySearch. 1900 1920 1930 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • Lee Riddle (1863-1933), burial in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, with Linda Lucile Riddle. Viola Pauline Riddle, wife of Lee Riddle, death date 6/29/1900, burial in Granbury Cemetery, Granbury, Hood County, Texas. Find a Grave. Lee Riddle Viola Pauline Riddle
  • Hon. Lee Riddle, representative-elect, lawyer, county attorney of Hood for two years. "Martin and Riddde [Riddle]: The Youngest Legislators," The Stephenville Empire, 12/4/1890, p. 1, crediting Stephenville Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. Lee Riddle, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

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