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Bailey Ragsdale Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale
Full Name: Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale
Date of birth: August 10, 1908
Date of death: June 3, 1944

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 30 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
H 30 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Crockett / Houston   Houston
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 222, 5/3/1945, pp. 1963-1964. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Second Lieutenant, World War II. Killed in action June 3, 1944. Military service information on memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas. 2Lt Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale. Find a Grave.
  • "With the high ideals of patriotism and courage that was characteristic of him, Lieutenant Ragsdale was one of the first to volunteer in the defense of his country, receiving his training first at Camp Wolters at Mineral Wells, Texas, and completing it at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1943 . . . He served overseas in 1944 with the First Division and for bravery in action was awarded the Purple Heart, the Presidential Citation and Certificate of Honor." He served 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 222, 5/3/1945, pp. 1963-1964. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • 2Lt Bailey Bertrawn Ragsdale, birth date 8/10/1908 in Denison, Grayson County; death date 6/3/1944 in Italy; photos including memorial in Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Texas; burial in Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Lazio, Italy. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Bailey Ragsdale, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Bailey Ragsdale, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Affairs  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Agriculture  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Delegation to U.S. Congress on Agricultural Matters, Special  
    Penitentiaries  
    State Affairs  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions (Vice Chair) 
    State Eleemosynary Institutions, Special  
     

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