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Joe Caldwell Joe W. Caldwell
Full Name: Joseph W. "Joe" Caldwell, Jr.
Date of birth: February 18, 1901
Date of death: December 8, 1982

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Asherton / Dimmit   Dimmit, Medina, Uvalde, Zavala
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituaries, Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., 12/10/1982, p. 21C; and spouse Mary G. Caldwell, 1/28/1981, p. 10D. Courtesy Corpus Christi Public Libraries, La Retama Central Library, Local History Department. Born in Huntsville, Alabama, two sons Joseph W. Caldwell III of Lubbock and Robert L. Caldwell of Dallas. Corpus Christi Caller-Times.
  • Biographical sketch and photo, "Zapata County Attorney Is Man of Experience," 5/16/1961, p. 4. Joe Caldwell, Jr., age 60, born Huntsville, Alabama; came to Dimmit County 1927, then after 15 years moved to Rockport, and Zapata County in October, 1960. Caldwell "served a two-year term in the legislature from the four-county district which included Dimmit, in 1934-35. He is proud of the fact that as a member of the legislature he sponsored and served as chairman of the first legislative committee ever to investigate Communist activities, as far as he knows . . . The county attorney's main hobby is reading. He has a good general library, as well as a law library."
    "Caldwell Resigns in Zapata," 12/1/1961, p. 1. "He and Mrs. Caldwell will move from Zapata back to their former home at Rockport . . ." Laredo Times.
  • Military Service Notes
  • U.S. Infantry, World War I. Captain, Armed Forces, World War II, spent four years in the Pacific. "Zapata County Attorney Is Man of Experience," 5/16/1961, p. 4. Laredo Times.
  • Other Resources
  • Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., birth date 2/18/1901 in Huntsville, Alabama; marriage to Elizabeth Jackson 3/6/1925 in Montgomery, Alabama; residence in Port Lavaca, Calhoun County, Texas in 1942; death date 12/8/1982 in Dallas, Texas, burial in Rockport Cemetery; retired attorney; father Joseph W. Caldwell, Sr., mother Macie Lanier. Name listed as "Joe W. [initial only] Caldwell, Jr." on 1942 draft card. Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982; U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; Alabama, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1805-1967. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1930 - Joe W. Caldwell, Asherton, Dimmit County, age 29, born circa 1901 in Alabama, lawyer, spouse Elizabeth J., son Joe.
    Census of 1940 - Joe W. Caldwell, Jr., Rockport, Aransas County, age 39, born circa 1901 in Alabama, attorney at law, spouse Elizabeth J., sons Joe W. and Robert L., last place of residence on 4/1/1935: Asherton, Dimmit County. FamilySearch. 1930 1940
  • Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., death date 12/8/1982 in Dallas. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr., birth date 2/18/1901, death date 12/8/1982, interment in Rockport Cemetery, Rockport, Aransas County, with spouse Mary G. Caldwell. Find a Grave.
  • Joe Caldwell, Rockport city attorney for 2 years, appointed Aransas County District Attorney by Governor Price Daniel, "Miller Succeeds Gayle as 36th District Judge," Aransas Pass Progress, 5/16/1957, p. 8. NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
  • Obituary of father Rev. Joseph W. Caldwell, D.D., mentions son Joseph W. Caldwell, Jr. of Rockport, Texas. "Caldwell Funeral to Be at 5 Today," Huntsville Times (Huntsville, Alabama), 7/12/1946, p. 1. Newspapers.com.
  • 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.
  • 44th Legislature (1935) - Joe Caldwell, postoffice Asherton, Dimmit County, nativity Alabama, age 34, attorney. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Joe Caldwell, 44th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    Local Bills, Special  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Rules (Vice Chair) 
    Teachings of Communism in State Institutions of Higher Learning, Special  
     

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