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John Emmet Lyle, Jr. John Emmet Lyle, Jr.
Full Name: John Emmet Lyle, Jr.
Date of birth: September 4, 1910
Date of death: November 11, 2003

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 71 Feb 11, 1943 - Apr 11, 1944 48th (1) (2)   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Duval, Jim Wells, Nueces
H 71 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Corpus Christi / Nueces   Duval, Jim Wells, Nueces
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 1/12/1943. Oath of office administered on 2/11/1943, p. 379. House Journal.
(2) Lyle resigned 4/11/1944. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., SR 43, 2/15/1951. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • LYLE, John Emmett, Jr. (1910-2003). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Military Service Notes
  • World War II service, Private, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • Mentioned in "Lawmakers Pondering War, Duty," 2/27/2003. San Antonio Express-News.
  • Pictured in uniform in the 48th House composite photo. State Preservation Board.
  • United States Army, Private, Second Lieutenant. "In the beginning of World War II, in 1942, he volunteered and took his basic training as a private in the Army. He was sent to Officer Training School where he graduated as a second Lieutenant. He was then assigned as a platoon leader to an Automatic Weapons Battalion in the 536th. That battalion was quickly sent to North Africa where he experienced combat as well as in Malta, Sicily and Italy. He was awarded a Purple Heart in the Anzio campaign and while serving as an infantry officer in the Arno River campaign, he was nominated and elected to the U. S. Congress for the fourteenth District of Texas." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, January 2004, p. 72. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Lyle, John Emmett. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Emmet Lyle, Jr., 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. John Emmet Lyle, Jr., 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 47th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Judiciary and Uniform State Laws  
    Military Affairs  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Labor Unions and Activities, Investigation, Special  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Revenue and Taxation  

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