Nall Colson

Full Name: Ernest Nall Colson, Jr.
Date of birth: November 9, 1903
Date of death: August 6, 1971

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Iola / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery
H 27 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Iola / Grimes   Grimes, Montgomery

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch (Ester Neveille Higgs Colson). First woman to serve in both houses of the legislature. Relatives: Esther Neveille Higgs Colson - wife, Nall Colson - husband (divorced 1938). Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Naval Reserve, Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer, World War II. Military grave marker, Ernest N. Colson. Ernest Nall Colson, birth date 11/9/1903, death date 8/6/1971, burial in Madisonville City Cemetery, Madisonville, Madison County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. Nall Colson, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Nall Colson, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

44th R.S. - 1935
Arrests of Certain Motor Vehicle Operators, Special  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Commercial Motor Vehicles Investigation  
Conservation and Reclamation  
State Affairs  
43rd R.S. - 1933
Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  

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