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Duncan Hughes Duncan Spence Hughes
Full Name: Duncan Spence Hughes
Date of birth: January 7, 1915
Date of death: August 16, 1942

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 83 Jan 14, 1941 - Aug 16, 1942 47th (1)   Democrat Georgetown / Williamson   Williamson
(1) Hughes died 8/16/1942, on active military service, the first member of the legislature to die in World War II. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Death mentioned in HSR 29, 48th Legislature, Regular Session, To provide for the singing of "America" each day, introduced, point of order sustained, 1/19/1943, p. 77. House Journal.
  • 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 5, 1/12/1943, pp. 34-36. Includes photo of Lieutenant Hughes in uniform. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, November 1942, p. 434. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • "Hughes died 8/16/1942, on active military service, the first member of the legislature to die in World War II." Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • United States Army Air Corps, Lieutenant, killed in action. "Lieutenant Hughes, a bombardier in the Army Air Corps, Pacific Theatre, was the first Texas legislator to lose his life in World War II." 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 5, 1/12/1943, pp. 34-36. Includes photo in uniform. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Duncan Hughes, 47th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    47th R.S. - 1941
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