Duncan S. 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

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

47th R.S. - 1941
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Game and Fisheries  
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs  

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