Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

Legislative clips Legislative clips archive Texas media links Current articles Texshare databases New books New & Noteworthy
Legislative Archive System Index to Sections Affected Conference committee reports Constitutional amendments Vetoes State budget Redistricting information Signed copies of bills Statutory revision Texas law timeline Water law timeline Statute publication dates Legislative intent guide
Texas Legislators: Past & Present Governors of Texas Lt. Governors and Speakers Senate Presidents Pro Tempore Senate & House seniority Member statistics Chief Elected Officials Texas legislators on Twitter
Sessions and years Bill statistics Member statistics Bill effective dates Legislative deadlines Session summaries Special sessions Legislative staff lists
Today's meetings Meetings by date Standing committees Committees by session Committee search Legislative reports Committee minutes Standing committee appointments
Library catalog House & Senate Journals House & Senate Rules Parliamentary resources General and Special Laws of Texas Codes of 1856 Paschal's Digest Penal Code revision research guide Code of Criminal Procedure guide Deceptive Trade Practices Act Impeachment of O.P. Carrillo Gubernatorial inauguration materials Water resources research guide School finance litigation archive
Frequently Asked Questions Contacting your legislator Texas bill status State agency hotlines & citizen   assistance Texas legislative agencies &   process Other libraries Public policy resources

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profileprinter friendly versionreturn to screen view

Wayne Matthews Wayne Matthews
Full Name: Dudley Wayne Matthews
Date of birth: October 10, 1912
Date of death: June 10, 2004

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33-F Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th (1)   Democrat Gladewater / Gregg   Gregg, Smith
H 33-F Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Gladewater / Gregg   Gregg, Smith
(1) Oath of office date not found in journal. Absent excused throughout session. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Matthews, Dudley Wayne. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Military Service Notes
  • World War II service, Lieutenant, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • Pictured in uniform in 48th House composite photo. State Preservation Board.
  • United States Army. "Shortly after winning a second term in office in 1942, Matthews left the Legislature to volunteer for military service, even though he was exempt as a state elected official. Serving in the Army from 1942 to 1946, he taught at the Adjutant General's School in Maryland and at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. After World War II, he continued his teaching career at Tyler Junior College." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Wayne Matthews, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Wayne Matthews, 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
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Military Affairs  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

    This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

    Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

    Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.