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A.P. Barrett Alva Pearl Barrett
Full Name: Alva Pearl Barrett
Date of birth: April 12, 1878
Date of death: March 23, 1953

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 3 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (1) (2)   29th (3)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin Senate President Pro Tempore (30th)   Fannin, Lamar
H 34 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin
(1) 30th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 4/12/1907, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) 30th Legislature - 1/8/1907, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(3) 29th Legislature - 1/10/1905, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of the Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of his father, Marcus Lafayette Barrett, pp. 105, Fannin County Folks and Facts: A.P. Barrett (1878-1953), Bachelor of Law degree, University of Texas 1905. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "A.P. Barrett, UT Ex, Dies at 74 in Ft. Worth," 3/31/1953, p. 1. Former state president pro-tem of the Senate. Daily Texan.
  • A.P. Barrett, birth date 4/2/1878, death date 3/23/1953. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Alva Pearl Barrett, birth date 4/12/1878. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Alva Pearl 'A.P.' Barrett, birth date 4/12/1878 on grave marker, death date 3/23/1953, interment in Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio. Served in Texas House of Representatives, 28th Legislature, and Texas Senate, 29th-30th Legislature. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "State Industry Leader Dies," 3/24/1953, p. 20. Lubbock Evening Journal.
  • Speech on "The Mission of the Public School" mentioned in "Hunt Co., TX - Schools - Looking Back - School Closed At Celeste - Large Number of Graduates and Splendid Address by Senator Barrett," 5/30/1908. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Bachelor of Laws, Alva Pearl Barrett of Bonham; Volume VI, February 1905 to June 1906 with a general index to volumes I to VI, August 1905, pp. 154-155. The University of Texas Record, 1905.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. A.P. Barrett, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.P. Barrett, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. A.P. Barrett, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 28th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    New York American, Investigate  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    David Crockett Painting  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Confederate Home, Investigate  
    County and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    State Affairs  
    28th R.S. - 1903
    Educational Affairs Subcommittee on Revising the School Laws  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    San Jacinto Battle Ground  

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