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C.V. Terrell Charles Vernon Terrell
Full Name: Charles Vernon Terrell
Date of birth: May 2, 1861
Date of death: November 17, 1959

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jul 28, 1910 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1) (2)   31st (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Decatur / Wise Senate President Pro Tempore (32nd)   Denton, Montague, Wise
S 31 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (8)   25th (9)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Denton, Montague, Wise
(1) 32nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 7/31/1911, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) "Candidates For Next Legislature...Preliminary Survey of Situation Looks Unfavorable for Submission in 32d...Positions of Aspirants...", 7/10/1910, p. 20. Includes a list of candidates for the special election to be held on 7/23/1910. "C.V. Terrell, Decatur." Galveston Daily News.
(4) Elected at special election 7/23/1910 to succeed J.P. Hayter, resigned. Card File.
(5) J.P. Hayter resigned after 2nd Called Session, 1909 - succeeded by C.V. Terrell, elected at the special election 7/23/1910. Card File.
(6) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News.
(7) Charles V. Terrell, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded John P. Hayter, resigned 6/15/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(9) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HCR 68. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • TERRELL, CHARLES VERNON (1861-1959). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketches, Samuel Terrell, C.V. Terrell, and John J. Terrell, pp. 244-249, including Charles Vernon Terrell, pp. 246-247. Pioneer History of Wise County: From Red Men to Railroads - Twenty Years of Intrepid History, 1907.
  • Memorial, February 1960, p. 90. Texas Bar Journal.
  • "Statesman on Horseback: Judge, Senator, State Treasurer and Railroad Commissioner, C.V. Terrell Was Confidant of Eight Texas Governors," by A. Garland Adair, January 1960, pp. 10-12, biographical sketch, painting & photo. Mentions John Garner. Texas Parade.
  • Terrell, Charles Vernon. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles Vernon Terrell, Volume II, pp. 45-47. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.
  • Military Service Notes
  • "He served as a first lieutenant and captain of the Decatur Rifles and led the militia unit at the Fort Worth railroad strike when Governor John Ireland called out the state guard." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Decatur Rifles, Captain. World War I. Grave marker inscription. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947. Mexia Daily News.
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas.
  • Mentioned in George Butler Terrell biographical sketch, "Terrill/Terrill/Tyrrell Lines." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Author - Austin, Tex.: C.V. Terrell, 1948, 336 pgs. Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb, 1948.
  • Mentioned in "Wise is a Healthy County," 11/26/1953, p. 1. "The oldest living ex-Senator, Terrell came to Austin in 1897." Wise County Messenger.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell,25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell,26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Colored Deaf, Dumb & Blind Asylum, Special Committee to Investigate Charges against  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural & Mechanical College, Prairie View Normal, and Sam Houston Normal, Special  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
    Investigation Relative to Missing Amendment to S.B. No. 258 - Text-book Bill, Special  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Election  
    Public Printing  
    Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Treasury and Comptroller's Office  

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