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Senate Committee on Bubonic Plague Appropriation Investigation - 34th R.S. (1915)

Committee Members
Isaac Edgar Clark, Chair
Lon A. Smith
Ed Westbrook
• Investigate charge made in Austin American newspaper that Dr. W.R. Collins, State Health Officer, had diverted funds appropriated for the extermination of bubonic plague bearing rats.*

SR 5 by Westbrook introduced 5/3/1915 called for investigation into newspaper article charges. Motion by Sen. Nugent to postpone and SR taken up 5/3/1915 with resolution that newspaper article charges unfounded. On 5/7/1915, SR 13 by Smith again called for investigation and this SR passed. Appointed by Lieutenant Governor on 5/7/1915. Majority and minority report published; Senate adopted majority report.

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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