Nelson R. Strong

Full Name: Nelson R. Strong
Date of birth: February 11, 1862
Date of death: February 26, 1930

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 55 Jan 8, 1929 - Feb 26, 1930 41st (1)   Democrat Slocum / Anderson   Anderson

(1) N.R. Strong, excused from 3rd Called Session through the 5th Called Session, died 2/26/1930. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and biographical sketch, Cora Gray Strong, pp. 95-96. One of the first two widows of legislators elected to the Texas Legislature (with Frances Mitchell Rountree). Relatives: N.R. Strong - husband, Cora Strong - wife. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 2/16/1929, p. 8. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Palestine Solon Died Wednesday; Second in Week," 2/27/1930, p. 3. Bryan Eagle.
  • Census of 1880 - Nelson R. Strong, Stephenson County, Illinois, age 18, son of Nelson and Ellen Strong.
    Census of 1920 - Nelson Strong, Anderson County, Texas, age 57, born circa 1863 in Illinois, spouse Cora, mother Ellen Strong. FamilySearch. 1880 1920
  • Nelson R. Strong and Cora Gray were married on 10/4/1905 in Coke County. FamilySearch. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977
  • Col. N.R. Strong, birth date 2/11/1862 in Illinois, death date 2/26/1930 in Palestine, Anderson County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Col. N.R. Strong (1862-1930), burial in Strongs Memorial Park, Slocum, Anderson County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "First Mayor of City Succumbs," 2/27/1930, p. 1. Port Arthur News.


  • Photograph. N.R. Strong, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

41st R.S. - 1929
Liquor Traffic (Vice Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Revenue and Taxation  

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