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Frances Rountree
Full Name: Frances Mitchell Rountree
Other surnames: Mitchell
Date of birth: March 19, 1880
Date of death: December 5, 1956

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 26 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Bryan / Brazos   Brazos, Grimes
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and biographical sketch (Frances Rountree). Born 1878?, death date 12/5/1956. First woman elected to represent Brazos County. One of the first two widows of legislators elected to the Texas Legislature (with Cora Gray Strong.) Relatives: Lee J. Rountree - husband, Frances Rountree - wife. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "A Journalistic Survivor - The History of The Eagle," 3/4/2005. Bryan Eagle.
  • Obituary and photo, "Mrs. Lee J. Rountree's Funeral at 4 Thursday: Editor of Eagle Is Dead," 12/5/1956, pp. 1, 10. Bryan Eagle.
  • Multiple death certificates show birth date 3/19/1880, or 3/19/?, and death date 12/5/1956. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Frances Rountree, 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Appropriations  
    Education  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    School Districts  
     

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