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

Paris Smith Paris Smith
Full Name: Paris Smith
Date of birth: 1887
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 21 Jan 10, 1939 - Jan 14, 1941 46th   Democrat Bay City / Matagorda   Brazoria, Matagorda
H 21 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Bay City / Matagorda   Brazoria, Matagorda
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, photo, and political advertisement, "Who Is Paris Smith?," "Paris Smith Is Called to Serve" (editorial), "The Job Seeks the Man," petition from citizens of Brazoria County, 7/18/1940, p. 6. "Paris Smith arrived in Bay City in 1911, a young man not quite 24 years of age" (born circa 1887). Freeport Facts.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1920 - Paris Smith, Bay City, Matagorda County, age 32, born circa 1888, druggist/own store, spouse Lilly Smith.
    Census of 1930 - Paris Smith, Bay City, Matagorda County, age 42, born circa 1888, drug merchant/drug retail, spouse Lily M. Smith.
    Census of 1940 - Paris Smith, Bay City, Matagorda County, age 52, born circa 1888, manager owner/drug store, spouse Lily Smith, age 51 (not Paris A. Smith in the same location). FamilySearch. 1920 1930 1940
  • Possibly Paris Smith, death date 8/8/1978 in Matagorda County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • Possibly Paris Smith, draft registration in Bay City, Matagorda County, Texas; birth date 8/18/1887 in Gonzales County, Texas; lists Mrs. Lily B. Smith. FamilySearch United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • "Bay City Man Appointed Member L.C.R.A. Board," Palacios Beacon, 5/6/1943, p. 1. Paris Smith of Bay City, "a former member of the Texas House of Representatives." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - Paris Smith, postoffice Bay City, Matagorda County, nativity Texas, age 39, druggist. 46th Legislature (1939) - age 51. Born circa 1888-1898. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Paris Smith, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Paris Smith, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
    Contingent Expenses  
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Insurance  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Health  
     

    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.