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Charles Rutta Charles Rutta
Full Name: Charles Dominic Rutta
Date of birth: March 31, 1907
Date of death: May 26, 1969

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 25 Jan 12, 1937 - Dec 1, 1937 45th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Austin, Colorado
H 25 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Columbus / Colorado   Austin, Colorado
(1) "Rep. Rutta Resigns," 11/25/1937, p. 12. Resigned on 11/24/1937, effective Dec. 1, to become an assistant attorney general. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Marvin Sprain, in special election 7/23/1938, succeeded Charles D. Rutta, resigned 12/1/1938. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) "Texas Topics," by Raymond Brooks, 12/23/1937, p. 8. "Resignations from the legislature continue, as members take state positions . . ." - Byron England, Unemployment Compensation Commission; Charles D. Rutta, Attorney General; Harry Graves, Criminal Appeals Court. Doyle Settle working for Texas Tech, but not necessary to retire from Legislature. Port Arthur News.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, discharged in 1945. Memorial, September 1969, p. 644. Texas Bar Journal.
  • United States Army, Captain, World War II. "He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting as a private in the Army in 1942 and emerging as a captain in December 1945." Obituary, "Judge Rutta, Stroke Victim, Buried May 28," 6/5/1969, p. 1. Weimar Mercury (Weimar, Colorado County, Texas).
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "County Judge Charles D. Rutta Dies at Age 62", 5/29/1969, p. 1. Colorado County Citizen (Columbus, Texas).
  • Charles Dominic Rutta, birth date 3/31/1907, death date 5/26/1969, interment in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus, Colorado County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in preview of 44th Legislature and discussion of legislative turnover, "Texas House Gets 80 New Members," 10/15/1934, p. 14. San Antonio Express.
  • Memorial, September 1969, p. 644. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Charles Rutta, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Charles Rutta, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 44th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Banks and Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 

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