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Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr. Robert Lee Bobbitt
Full Name: Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr.
Date of birth: January 24, 1888
Date of death: September 14, 1972

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 75 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Laredo / Webb Speaker   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
H 75 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Laredo / Webb   Webb, Zapata
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 62nd Legislature, 4th C.S., HCR 13. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • 50th Speaker of the House of Representatives: Robert Lee Bobbitt. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Memorial, November 1972, p. 1081. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, Captain, World War I. "Bobbitt interrupted his career in October 1917 when after the onset of World War I he joined the army. He was assigned originally to the 90th Division but was transferred to a field artillery depot in South Carolina just before the division was sent to France, and consequently he did not see any actual combat duty. During his time in the artillery unit, Bobbitt was occasionally diverted to work as soldiers’ defense counsel. Bobbitt was discharged with the rank of captain in 1919." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Other Resources
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr., Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr., Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr., 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr., 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Lee Bobbitt, Sr., 40th Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Appropriations  
    Banks and Banking  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Sale of State Property, Investigate (Vice Chair) 
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Education  
    Judiciary  
    Live Stock and Stock Raising  
     

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