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Earl M. Greer Earl M. Greer
Full Name: Earl Manuel Greer
Date of birth: August 18, 1886
Date of death: April 7, 1963

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jul 23, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Camp, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
(1) 33rd Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered and appointed on committees, 7/23/1913, pp. 16-17. Senate Journal.
(2) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Earl M. Greer, in special election 7/19/1913, sworn 7/23/1913, succeeded his father, William J. Greer, died 6/4/1913, after Regular Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch of William Jeffries Greer (including birth & death dates), mentions son Earl M. Greer (including birth date), Volume III, pp. 1318-1320. A History of Texas and Texans, 1914.
  • Other Resources
  • "Moody's Friends Support Mayfield," Big Spring Daily Herald, 6/15/1930, p. 5, Earl M. Greer and two other "state democratic executive committeemen announced their support of Earle B. Mayfield for the gubernatorial nomination..." Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • "Capital Whirligig," by R.W. Barry, 1/6/1934, p. 2, fathers-sons W.J. Greer-Earl M. Greer & Albert Stone-Heber Stone. Greer succession "the only one in Texas history where a son immediately succeeded his father in the senate." Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Earl Manuel Greer, birth date 8/18/1886 in Texas, death date 4/7/1963 in Ragland-Fenlaw Hospital, Upshur County, father W.J. Greer, occupation: attorney, burial in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Census of 1910, Van Zandt County, Texas lists William J. Greer, head, age 56, born in South Carolina, lawyer; and Earl M. Greer, son, age 23, born in Texas. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Van Zandt County, Texas, White Rose Cemetery, G-H - Greer, Earl M. (1886-1963) and Greer, W.J. (1853-1913). TXGenWeb Project.
  • Relatives: William J. Greer - father, Earl M. Greer - son. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Earl M. Greer, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
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    33rd R.S. - 1913
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