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Richard M. Chitwood Richard Mortimer Chitwood
Full Name: Richard Mortimer Chitwood
Date of birth: February 1, 1878
Date of death: November 21, 1926

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 117 Jan 13, 1925 - Aug 20, 1925 39th (1)   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 117 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 121 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
(1) J.C. Hall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Richard M. Chitwood, resigned 8/20/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 40th Legislature, R.S., 1/13/1927, p. 38. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • International Genealogical Index lists R.M. Chitwood, born 1878 in Alabama, died 1926 in Texas. Parents William Parker Chitwood and Laura Lyon. FamilySearch.
  • Richard Mortimer Chitwood, born 1878 in Alabama, death date 11/21/1926 in Dallas, interment in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan County. Find a Grave.
  • Twelfth Census of the United States (1900), Morgan Park Academy, Cook County, Chicago, IL lists student R.M. Chitwood, age 22, born 2/1878 in Alabama. HeritageQuest Online.
  • "Toreador Prints Chitwood Memorial Edition," Sunday Avalanche-Journal, 11/28/1926. p. 2. "Richard Coeur d' Lion of history was no more truly big hearted than was Richard Mortimer Chitwood..". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • "A Loss to Texas and to Tech College," 11/23/1926, p. 1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche.
  • "Lubbock Today Says Farewell to Chitwood," 11/23/1926, pp. 1, 5. Lubbock Morning Avalanche.
  • Interment at Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, TX; lists Richard Mortimer Chitwood, born 1878, died 1926. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Richard M. Chitwood, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Richard M. Chitwood, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Richard M. Chitwood, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    39th R.S. - 1925
    Education (Chair) 
    Penitentiary Investigating Committee (Chair) 
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Education (Chair) 
    Public Lands and Buildings  
    State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education (Vice Chair) 
    Institutions of Higher Education, Survey of  
    Penitentiary Investigating  
    Public Lands and Buildings  

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