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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  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Health  

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