Samuel Swain Hefley

Full Name: Samuel Swain "Sam" Hefley
Date of birth: January 15, 1871
Date of death: March 14, 1935

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Milam
H 64 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Milam
H 64 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Milam
H 64 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2)   Democrat Cameron / Milam   Milam

(1) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(2) Sam Hefley, in special election 9/4/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded D.S. Hollowell, resigned 12/1/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/31/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Other Resources

  • Samuel Swain Hefley birth date 1/15/1871, death date 3/14/1935, burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Cameron, Milam County. No grave marker photo, cites obituaries from Cameron Herald, 3/14/1935 and 3/21/1935, Dallas Morning News 3/15/1935. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. Sam Hefley, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam Hefley, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam Hefley, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Banks and Banking (Vice Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Public Lands and Buildings  
41st R.S. - 1929
Banks and Banking  
Claims and Accounts  
Contingent Expenses  
Public Lands and Buildings  
Revenue and Taxation  
40th R.S. - 1927
Banks and Banking  
Contingent Expenses (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  
39th R.S. - 1925
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  

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