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

Terms of Service top

House District 97-1
Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933
Legislatures: 42nd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Waco / McLennan
Counties in district: McLennan
House District 97-1
Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931
Legislatures: 41st  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Waco / McLennan
Counties in district: McLennan

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Col. Westbrook, Ex-Official, Dies in West Texas," 1/25/1964, p. 6. Dallas Morning News.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Colonel, World War I & II, ARCOM. Military grave marker, Lawrence Westbrook, birth date 8/23/1889, death date 1/24/1964, burial in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County. 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.

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Committee Information top

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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