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Z.E. Coombes Zachariah Ellis Coombes
Full Name: Zachariah Ellis Coombes
Date of birth: August 12, 1895
Date of death: August 13, 1958

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50-5 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-5 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(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
  • Obituary and photo, Zachariah E. Coombes, 8/14/1958, p. 4. Dallas Morning News.
  • Relatives: Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1883-1895; 19th Legislature), grandfather; Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1895-1958; 42nd-43rd Legislatures), grandson. "Another young man who bears a name distinguished in these parts is Zachariah Ellis Coombes, whose great-grandfather, William Coombes, settled on the west bank of the Trinity in 1843. In seeking election to the Legislature Mr. Coombes projects himself into the political scene because it is in that life that he desires to carve his career. He bears his grandfather's name. From this forebear, Captain of a Dallas company in the Civil War, lawyer, grand master and grand high priest in Texas Masonic circles, the young Coombes derives much." "Business Man Asks Election As Lawmaker: Three Lawyers Are Also Seeking Place No. 5 in State House," 7/7/1930, p. 16. Dallas Morning News.
  • Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Zachariah E. Coombes (1895-1958), burial in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County. Biographical sketch, description of military career, and photo in military uniform. Major Zachariah Ellis Coombes, birth date 8/12/1895, son of W.N. Coombes of Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I and World War II. "For a period of 30 years he was a member of the Armed Forces. He enlisted in 1916 with the old Dallas Infantry and served at the Mexican border. He served both in the United States and overseas and retired at the end of World War II -- a Lieutenant Colonel. During his service in World War I in France the French Government decorated him with the Croix de Guerre." Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Z.E. Coombe, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Z.E. Coombes, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Municipal and Private Corporations  
    Public Health  
    Questionnaire Submitted to Members of the House, Special  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Judicial Districts  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Health  

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