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John Melson Joseph Andrew Merritt
Full Name: Joseph Andrew "Joe" Merritt
Date of birth: March 25, 1873
Date of death: June 9, 1953

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 118 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Snyder / Scurry   Borden, Dickens, Garza, Kent, Scurry, Stonewall
H 118 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Snyder / Scurry   Borden, Dickens, Garza, Kent, Scurry, Stonewall
H 118 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Snyder / Scurry   Borden, Dickens, Garza, Kent, Scurry, Stonewall
H 118 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Snyder / Scurry   Borden, Dickens, Garza, Kent, Scurry, Stonewall
(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Joe Merritt Sr. Buried at Snyder," 6/11/1953, p. 5. "Joe A. Merritt, Sr., 80, former member of the Texas Legislature and Scurry County official," death date Tuesday, 6/9/1953. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Joseph Andrew "Joe" Merritt, birth date 3/25/1873 in Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas; death date 6/9/1953 in Scurry County, Texas; interment in Snyder Cemetery, Snyder, Scurry County. Find a Grave.
  • 43rd Legislature (1933) - Joe A. Merritt, postoffice Snyder, Scurry County, nativity Arkansas, age 57 (born circa 1876), stock farmer, member of former legislatures: 38th-40th. 40th Legislature (1927) - J.A. Merritt, age 53 (born circa 1874). Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. John Melson, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joseph Merritt, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joseph Merritt, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Joseph Merritt, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 39th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 40th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Agriculture (Vice Chair) 
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Agriculture  
    Counties  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Agriculture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    State Song, Investigate  
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Agriculture  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
     

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