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Robert Wagstaff Robert McAlpine Wagstaff
Full Name: Robert McAlpine Wagstaff
Date of birth: September 2, 1892
Date of death: April 9, 1973

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 116 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
H 116 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Abilene / Taylor   Taylor
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 63rd Legislature, R.S., HCR 143. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • WAGSTAFF, ROBERT MCALPINE (1892-1973). Relatives: father - J.M. Wagstaff, son - Robert M. Wagstaff. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, September 1973, p. 857. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas Brigade; United States Army, Major, World War I. "In Austin he joined the Texas Brigade, and in 1916, a month before he was to graduate from law school, he was called to active duty on the border during raids of Francisco (Pancho) Villa. Wagstaff received his law degree in absentia and was admitted to the bar in 1916. After the United States declared war on Germany, he was sent back to Abilene to organize Company I, Seventh Texas Infantry, the region's first National Guard unit. The company trained locally and at Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. With the merger of Texas and Oklahoma units, it became the headquarters company, 142d Infantry, Thirty-sixth Division (see THIRTY-SIXTH INFANTRY DIVISION). After service in Europe, Wagstaff retired as a major and returned to Abilene to join the Wagstaff law firm." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Wagstaff, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Wagstaff, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Federal Relations  
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    Public Lands and Buildings  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
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