Emery Polk Hornaday

Full Name: Emery Polk Hornaday
Date of birth: December 9, 1888
Date of death: August 11, 1981

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 13, 1931 41st   Democrat Harlingen / Cameron   Cameron
H 72 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Harlingen / Cameron   Cameron
H 72 Sep 13, 1926 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2)   Democrat Harlingen / Cameron   Cameron

(1) "Democrats Name Harlingen Man as House Candidate," 11/30/1925, p. 17. "Polk Hornaday . . . was nominated by the Democratic executive committee of this county as representative . . . " San Antonio Light.
(2) E. Polk Hornaday, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Harry L. Faulk, resigned. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Emery Polk Hornaday, "Long-Time Attorney Polk Hornaday Dies," 8/13/1981, p. 2A. Brownsville Herald.
  • Biographical sketch, Emery Polk Hornaday II. Chronological History of Harlingen.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/20/1929, p. 4. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • "Resolutions of regret at the death . . . of Mrs. Louise Hornaday of Harlingen, mother of former Rep. Pope [Polk] Hornaday" mentioned in "Under the Dome," 1/20/1931, p. 8. Austin American.
  • Emery Polk Hornaday, death date 8/11/1981 in Cameron County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Conservation and Reclamation  
Contingent Expenses (Vice Chair) 
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Highway Department, Investigate  
40th R.S. - 1927
Conservation and Reclamation  
Education (Vice Chair) 
Game and Fisheries  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Public Lands and Buildings  
39th R.S. - 1925
Conservation and Reclamation  
Contingent Expense (Vice Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  

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