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Lawrence Westbrook Lawrence Westbrook
Full Name: Lawrence Westbrook
Date of birth: August 23, 1889
Date of death: January 24, 1964

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 97-1 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
H 97-1 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Waco / McLennan   McLennan
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., HSR 21. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Colonel, World War I & II, ARCOM. Military grave marker, Lawrence Westbrook. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Major, World War I; Texas National Guard, Lieutenant Colonel; United States Army, Colonel, World War II. "Whereas, He entered military service in 1917 as a lieutenant, served 18 months in France, and was discharged as a major in 1919, becoming a lieutenant colonel and division signal officer in the Texas National Guard in 1923; and Whereas, Again in 1942, he returned to active military duty when he was commissioned a colonel and sent to the South Pacific, where he organized and administered a U.S. Joint Purchasing Board; he was transferred to Brazil to organize an Armed Forces Purchasing Board; after that tour he returned to Washington to become executive secretary of the Army Service Forces Committee on Materiel Demobilization; and on March 1, 1944, he was detailed as a special consultant on organization to the Director of Distribution, War Food Administration, following which he was assigned to the General Staff Corps as special assistant to the director of the special planning division; he was released from active duty on June 30, 1945." 59th Legislature, R.S., HSR 21. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Col. Westbrook, Ex-Official, Dies in West Texas," 1/25/1964, p. 6. Dallas Morning News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lawrence Westbrook, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Lawrence Westbrook, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 41st session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Agriculture (Chair) 
    Banks and Banking  
    Military Affairs  
    State Affairs  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Dickson Orphan's Home in Gilmer  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Military Affairs  
    Municipal and Private Corporations  

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