O.E. Gerron

Orion Elwin Gerron

Full Name: Orion Elwin Gerron
Date of birth: September 21, 1906
Date of death: May 14, 1952

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 88 Jan 9, 1945 - Jan 14, 1947 49th   Democrat Odessa / Ector   Andrews, Crane, Ector, Jeff Davis, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Upton, Ward, Winkler
H 100-1 Jan 8, 1929 - Jul 20, 1929 41st (1)   Democrat Waxahachie / Ellis   Ellis

(1) S. Bowden Farrar, in special election 12/3/1929, sworn 1/20/1930, succeeded Elwin Gerron, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 49th Legislature, R.S., HSR 144, naming Thomas Gerald Gerron, son of Rep. O.E. Gerron, mascot of the House, pp. 586-587. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Orion Elwin Gerron, "Judge Gerron Dies After Long Illness; Services Pending," 5/15/1952, p. 1. Gerron "had been one of Texas' youngest legislators ever elected, when he served Ellis County at Austin." Marriage to Lucille Carney 2/21/1930. Odessa American.
  • Obituary and photo, "Ector Judge Gerron Dies; Rites Saturday," 5/16/1952, p. 11. San Angelo Standard-Times.

Other Resources

  • Orion Elwin Gerron, birth date 9/21/1906 in Durant, Oklahoma; death date 5/14/1952 in Odessa, Ector County, Texas; lawyer, county judge. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Orion Elwin Gerron, birth date 9/21/1906, death date 5/14/1952, burial in Ector County Cemetery, Odessa. Stone in memory of Judge Orion Elwin Gerron, birth date 9/21/1906, death date 5/14/1952, son of Walter Jay & Loudie Patterson Gerron, in Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Ellis County. Find a Grave. Ector County Ellis County
  • 49th Legislature (1945) - O.E. Gerron, postoffice Odessa, Ector County, nativity Oklahoma, age 38 (born circa 1907), lawyer, member of previous legislatures 41st. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. O.E. Gerron, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Elwin Gerron, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

49th R.S. - 1945
Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Oil, Gas, and Mining  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
41st R.S. - 1929
Common Carriers  
Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
State Affairs  

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