J.O. Berry

Joseph Ogden Berry

Full Name: Joseph Ogden Berry
Date of birth: December 9, 1919
Date of death: August 17, 2001

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 42 Jan 14, 1947 - Jan 11, 1949 50th   Democrat Commerce / Hunt   Hunt, Rains

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 50th Legislature, R.S., HSR 111, to name Joseph Ogden Berry's sons Joseph O. Berry II, William David Berry, and George Madison Berry as Mascots of the House, 3/4/1947. Adopted, 4/10/1947. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Joseph Ogden Berry, birth date 12/9/1920 in Fruitvale, Texas, death date August 2001. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com.
  • Mentioned in obituary of Ernestelle Berry, 5/13/2007. "In Commerce, Ernestelle met and married Joseph Ogden Berry. Following World War II, Ogden was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1946 and served in the Fiftieth Legislative Session representing Hunt County. Ogden's service in the Legislature was Ernestelle's introduction to Austin, the city that would eventually become her home for nearly 50 years. In 1948, Ernestelle became a single mom with three young sons to raise and educate." Austin American-Statesman.
  • Obituary, Joseph Ogden Berry, 8/25/2001. Death date 8/17/2001. Fredericksburg Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, Va.).
  • 50th Legislature - birth date 12/9/1919. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators, 1947.


  • Photograph. J.O. Berry, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

50th R.S. - 1947
Banks and Banking  
Engrossed Bills  
Military and Veterans Affairs  
Municipal and Private Corporations  

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