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E.A. Decherd, Jr. Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr.
Full Name: Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr.
Date of birth: May 12, 1875
Date of death: December 27, 1944

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 9, 1917 - Apr 16, 1918 35th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Franklin / Robertson Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
H 64 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Franklin / Robertson   Robertson
(1) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 2/26/1918, 4th C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Decherd resigned 4/16/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Edmond A. Decherd, Jr. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, p. 2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr. Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Edward A. Decherd, Robertson County, birth date May 1875 in Texas, school teacher. FamilySearch.
  • Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr. (Edmund Anderson Decherd on grave marker), birth date 5/12/1875 in Franklin, Robertson County; death date 12/27/1944 in Dallas; interment in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Robertson County. Find a Grave.
  • Edmund Anderson Decherd, birth date 5/12/1875 in Franklin, Tex., in Genealogy of the Deckard family : showing also those descended from Decker, Deckert, Decher, Dechert, Decherd, etc., Richfield, Pa.: unknown, 1932, pp. 350, 385-386. HeritageQuest Online.
  • "For State Senator," letters from E.A. Decherd, Jr. and N.P. Houx to "Democratic Voters of the 12th Senatorial District," 4/20/1916, p. 6. Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Buried at Franklin Cemetery, Robertson County: DECHERD, EDMUND A. JR., 5/12/1875 - 12/27/1944, State Representative (1915 - 1916), State Senator (1917 -1919). RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. E.A. Decherd, Jr., 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.A. Decherd, Jr., 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Central Investigating Committee  
    Congressional Districts  
    Educational Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Senatorial Districts  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Senatorial Districts  

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