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Morris Roberts Morris Roberts
Full Name: Morris Roberts
Date of birth: May 21, 1906
Date of death: January 13, 1991

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 14, 1941 46th (1)   45th (2)   Democrat Pettus / Bee   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
H 70 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Pettus / Bee   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
H 70 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd   Democrat Pettus / Bee   Aransas, Bee, Refugio, San Patricio
(1) 46th Legislature - 1/10/1939, pp. 1-2, listed in "Roll Call of Senators. . .who were Members of the Forty-fifth Legislature and whose terms of office continue for the duration of the Forty-sixth Legislature." Senate Journal.
(2) 45th Legislature - 1/12/1937, p. 2, listed in "Oath of Office Administered to Senators-Elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 72nd Legislature, R.S., HCR 24. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1940 - Morris Roberts, Bee County, age 33, born circa 1907 in Texas, oil refiner owner/refinery, spouse Camille G., daughter Catherine. FamilySearch.
  • Morris Roberts, birth date 5/21/1906, death date 1/13/1991, interment in Memorial Park Cemetery, Victoria, Victoria County. Find a Grave.
  • Referred to as oil man "Senator Robert Morris, Pettus" in Chapter 1, "The Big Job," p. 7. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Obituary and photo, "Advocate's Morris Roberts Dies: Newspaper Owner, Community Leader for 50 Years," 1/15/1991, pp. 1A and 12A, editorial p. 4A, via Google News. Victoria Advocate. p. 12A p. 1A p. 4A
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Morris Roberts, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Morris Roberts, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Morris Roberts, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Morris Roberts, 46th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 45th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 46th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 44th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    46th R.S. - 1939
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Interstate Co-operation (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Nominations of Governor  
    Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    General Appropriations Bill Preparation, Special  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Public Health  
    State Highways and Motor Traffic  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Wage Scales of State Highway Department, Special  
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  

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