Eugene V. Giles

Eugene Victor Giles

Full Name: Eugene Victor Giles
Date of birth: February 16, 1880
Date of death: June 29, 1974

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82-2 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis
H 82-2 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Austin / Travis   Travis

Terms of Service top

House District 82-2
Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933
Legislatures: 42nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Austin / Travis
Counties in district: Travis
House District 82-2
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Legislatures: 41st  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Austin / Travis
Counties in district: Travis

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Eugene Victor Giles, 7/2/1974, p. 37. "A member of the Texas 41st Legislature . . . Eugene Giles and his sister, Miss Laura, some 18 years ago gave the Austin Heritage Society 67 acres of land . . . to become a Pioneer Settlers' Memorial Park." Austin American-Statesman.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 2/9/1929, Sec. 2, p. 6. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Other Resources

  • Book review of Kingdom Come! Kingdom Go!, by M. Jourdan Atkinson and Eugene V. Giles, Volume 19, Issue 2, October 1981, pp. 80-81. "Kingdom Come! Kingdom Go! was born from the memoirs of Eugene Victor Giles, farmer, merchant, and state legislator from Walnut Grove, Texas. Upon his death in Austin in 1974 at the age of 94, Eugene V. Giles left his notes and papers to his cousin, M. Jourdan Atkinson . . . " East Texas Historical Journal.
  • Eugene Victor Giles, birth date 2/16/1880 in Austin, death date 6/29/1974 in Austin, Travis County, landlord/rentals, father W.L. Giles, mother Sarah Ann Jourdan. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Eugene Victor Giles, birth date 2/16/1880, death date 6/29/1974, portrait, burial in Jourdan-Giles Cemetery, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Gilesburg Post Office was established in 1899 with Eugene Giles as postmaster. Handbook of Texas Online.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Congressional Districts  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions (Vice Chair) 
41st R.S. - 1929
Congressional Districts  
Dickson Orphan's Home in Gilmer  
Lease of Land for Travis County Courthouse, Investigate (Chair) 
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Meridian College  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  

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