Avery Lenoir Matlock

Full Name: Avery Lenoir Matlock
Date of birth: April 23, 1852
Date of death: July 13, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 9, 1883 - Sep 24, 1884 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Montague / Montague   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Montague, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Young, Greer
H 52 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4)   Democrat Montague / Montague   Clay, Montague, Wise

(1) Matlock resigned 9/24/1884. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(3) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(4) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Judge Avery L. Matlock, "Judge Matlock Is Buried Here," 7/16/1933, p. 3. Former member of state legislature and manager of the XIT Ranch. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • MATLOCK, AVERY L. (1852-1933). Birth date 4/22/1852, death date 7/14/1933. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary and photo, Judge A.L. Matlock, "Services Set for Matlock," 7/14/1933, p. 11-A. San Antonio Light.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 242-243. Birth date 4/23/1852. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.

Other Resources

  • Avery L. Matlock, birth date 4/23/1852 in Blunt County, Tennessee, death date 7/13/1933 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, attorney, Judge Corporation Court. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Avery Lenoir Matlock (1852-1933), burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, with spouse Alice Hyatt Matlock. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. A.L. Matlock, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.L. Matlock, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Frontier Protection  
Judiciary No. 2  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Health  
Public Lands (Chair) 
Stock and Stockraising  
17th R.S. - 1881
County Governments and County Finances  
Indian Affairs  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands and Land Office (Chair) 
Senatorial and Representative Districts  
Senatorial and Representative Districts, Apportionment  

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