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13 Document(s) [ Subject: Ferguson, James E. ]

Committee: Senate Restoration of Political Rights to James E. Ferguson, Investigate
Title: Majority Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Ferguson, Miriam A. 'Ma' | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 294 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [7 pages  File size: 326 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and report back to the Senate the means or method of procedure whereby the political rights of said James E. Ferguson may be restored to him in keeping with law and the Constitution.
Committee: Senate Restoration of Political Rights to James E. Ferguson, Investigate
Title: Minority Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee report.
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Ferguson, Miriam A. 'Ma' | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 39th Leg., R.S., 296 (1925)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [2 pages  File size: 240 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Investigate and report back to the Senate the means or method of procedure whereby the political rights of said James E. Ferguson may be restored to him in keeping with law and the Constitution.
Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Investigate Certain State Departments.
Subjects: Board of Control, Texas | Business taxes | Courts | Education, Texas State Board of | Executive clemency | Ferguson, James E. | Ferguson, Miriam A. 'Ma' | Government ethics | Governors | Gubernatorial pardons | Highway construction | Highway Department, Texas State | Motor fuels taxes | Pardons and Paroles, Texas Board of | Prisons | Railroad Commission of Texas | State purchasing | Tax administration | Textbooks | Treasury Department, Texas State |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 40th Leg., R.S., 132 (1927)
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,593 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigation into the administration of highway affairs by the State Highway Commission; to investigate the manner in which contracts have been let by said commission, and generally to investigate all and every act of said commission since said date.
2. Investigation into the State Treasurer's Department and the Railroad Commission with the view of determining if the State is receiving the full amount due by the oil companies as taxes on gross production of oil, as provided by law.
3. To investigate the granting of pardons, paroles, reprieves and commutation of sentence, and the facts and circumstances connected with the granting of such acts of clemency.
4. To investigate the letting of contracts for the purpose of text-books and the facts surrounding the letting of such contracts.
5. To investigate into the administration of public affairs by such other departments of the State government, as in the judgment of said committee may be necessary, and for the promotion of the public good.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Departments, Investigate
Title: Transcript, Proceedings of committee appointed by the Thirty-ninth Legislature to investigate certain state departments, October 18, 1926-January 3, 1927, supplement to House Journal for ninth day, January 21, 1927
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.39 IN8
Session: 39th R.S. (1925)
Online version: View document [886 pages  File size: 692,723 kb]
Committee: House Charges Against James E. Ferguson, Governor, Investigate
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Banks and banking | Conflicts of interest | Ethics | Ferguson, James E. | Fiscal management | Fraud | Government ethics | Governor's mansion | Impeachment | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 1338 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [20 pages  File size: 1,197 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson misapplied and misappropriated state funds in violation of the state Constitution including repairs, improvements to the Governor's Mansion and Grounds and well as the labor to care for same. *
2. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson not only misapplied and misused a large part of appropriations by approving for payment by State accounts for merchandise and articles for which he owes and is personally liable, and approved on said accounts, deficiency certificates. *
3. Investigate the charge that in violation of the Constitution and laws of Texas that James E. Ferguson misapplied and misused a large portion of the appropriation described as "Payment of rewards and other expenses necessary for the enforcement of laws, lithography, telegraphing and other purposes, $7,500." *
4. Investigate the charge that Governor Ferguson has approved accounts for articles for the personal use of his family and household which have been paid out of appropriations and some of which have been made the basis for deficiency certificates issued by the Comptroller of the State. *
5. Investigate the charges that while an officer of a State bank, the Temple State Bank, that Governor Ferguson became indebted to said bank in excess of the amount by statutes violating both civil and criminal statutes. *
6. Investigate the charge that Cashier of the Temple State Bank knowing that Governor Ferguson was in debt to the bank in excess of statutes loaned him additional funds from the bank. *
7. Investigate the charge that James E. Ferguson executed certain mortgages to Temple State Bank to secure all or part of his indebted thereto and requested that the officers of the bank withhold same from record in order that he might be relieved of criticism of his political appointments, and said mortgages were withheld. That while said mortgages were withheld from record by the offices of said bank, that James E. Ferguson executed other mortgages to other parties on the same property, or a large part thereof, and said other mortgages were placed of record before mortgages from said bank were recorded, thereby making the mortgages and security of said bank subject to the liens of said other mortgages. *
8. Investigate the charge that Temple State Bank accepted the "bonding plan" to secure its depositors and did not become a beneficiary of the bank guaranty fund. And that officers of said bank have made application in the last ninety days under the law to the guaranty fund plan that the bondsmen may be relieved of liability by failure of said bank by reasons of the indebtedness of James E. Ferguson to it. *
9. Investigate the charge that the Commissioner of Insurance an Banking, Charles O. Austin, appointed by Governor Ferguson, has failed to investigate the indebtedness of Governor Ferguson to the Temple State Bank. *
10. Prepare a report that shall contain a full and accurate transcript of the proceedings. *
11. Prepare and submit with its report such specific charges as may the basis, or may be necessary in impeachment proceedings against James E. Ferguson, Governor of the State of Texas. *
Committee: Senate Formulate the Rules of Procedure in the Trial Upon the Articles of Impeachment of Governor James B. Ferguson, Governor.
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Rules of procedure on impeachment.
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 71 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [6 pages]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare and present to the Senate not later than Tuesday, August 28 rules of procedure to govern the trial of James B. Ferguson, Governor. *
Committee: House Investigation of Impeachment Charges Against Governor James E. Ferguson, Committee of the Whole
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 6 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [3 pages  File size: 121 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Conduct a full, fair, and impartial investigation into the impeachment charges against Governor James E. Ferguson. *
Committee: House Investigation of Impeachment Charges Against Governor James E. Ferguson, Committee of the Whole
Title: Testimony, Part 2
Library Catalog Title: Testimony taken before the Committee of the Whole House
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 471 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [331 pages  File size: 22,226 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a full, fair, and impartial investigation into the impeachment charges against Governor James E. Ferguson. *
2. The Speaker will appoint a committee of three to select an attorney who shall represent the House of Representatives in said charges. *
3. The Speaker shall appoint from among the members of the House a lawyer who shall pass on the admissibility of testimony. *
4. At the conclusion the testimony the committee shall recommend to the House such action as may be necessary. *
Committee: House Investigation of Impeachment Charges Against Governor James E. Ferguson, Committee of the Whole
Title: Testimony, Part 1
Library Catalog Title: Testimony taken before the Committee of the Whole House
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 67 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [315 pages  File size: 20,326 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a full, fair, and impartial investigation into the impeachment charges against Governor James E. Ferguson. *
2. The Speaker will appoint a committee of three to select an attorney who shall represent the House of Representatives in said charges. *
3. The Speaker shall appoint from among the members of the House a lawyer who shall pass on the admissibility of testimony. *
4. At the conclusion the testimony the committee shall recommend to the House such action as may be necessary. *
Committee: House Prepare Articles of Impeachment Against Governor James E. Ferguson
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 78 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 1,500 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Prepare the articles of impeachment against Governor *
Committee: House Select an Attorney to Represent the House during the Investigation of Impeachment Charges Against Governor James E. Ferguson.
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of Committee to Select Attorney
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: H.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 2nd C.S. 21 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [4 pages  File size: 108 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. The Speaker will appoint a committee of three to select an attorney who shall represent the House of Representatives in said charges. *
Committee: Joint To have printed the record of the impeachment trial.
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Comcurrent Resolution no. 6 committee report.
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | Impeachment |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., 3rd C.S. 1062 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [2 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To investigate the printing costs of the record of proceedings taken upon the impeachment trial of the Governor Ferguson. *
2. To recommend the advisability and the number of copies necessary. *
Committee: Senate University of Texas, Investigative
Title: Report
Library Catalog Title: Special Committee Report with Exhibits
Subjects: Ferguson, James E. | University faculty | University of Texas at Austin | University of Texas System | University of Texas System Board of Regents |
Library Call Number: S.J. of Tex., 35th Leg., R.S. 525 (1917)
Session: 35th R.S. (1917)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 1,380 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To make a full, complete and fair investigation of all matters concerning the University in any of its branches, touching the character or standing of its teachers or employees. *
2. To investigate the conduct and methods of the Board of Regents and the attitude of each of the men recommended for appointment and selection by the Senate toward the management of internal workings of the University, and with any regard to whether or not said nominees have already been seen, or have anywise committed themselves to or for the retention or dismissal of any member of the faculty, or have any prejudgment of any question settled by former Board of Regents, and if such nominees would attempt to dismiss any member of the faculty upon a charge previously investigated. *
3. To hold its meetings open to the public and that any and all persons interested be invited to attend and give evidence or make any statement that would shed light upon these matters. *

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

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