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Sam D.W. Low, Sr. Sam D.W. Low
Full Name: Sam D.W. Low, Sr.
Date of birth: January 16, 1874
Date of death: May 7, 1939

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 24 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 69 Jul 18, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 69 Jan 9, 1917 - Sep 29, 1917 35th (4)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 69 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
H 69 Jul 21, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (5) (6)   Democrat Brenham / Washington   Washington
(1) 37th Legislature, 1st C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Sam D. W. Low, Sr. and E. Guy LeStourgeon), 7/18/1921, p. 3. No committee appointments listed for Low or LeStourgeon in 1st or 2nd C.S. House Journal.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th, 35th, and 39th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) Sam D.W. Low, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded Henry J. Neinast, expelled 2/10/1921. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) John M. Mathis, Sr., in special election 2/15/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Sam D.W. Low, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th, 35th, and 39th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Sam D.W. Low, sworn 7/21/1913, succeeded J. P. Buchanan, resigned after Regular 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
  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HSR 266, 5/8/1939, pp. 3022-3023. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • 46th Legislature, R.S., SR 77, 5/8/1939, p. 1512. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portraits and biographical sketches. Relatives: Theodore Augustus Low - father; Sam D.W. Low - son. History of Brenham and Washington County, pp. 92-98. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Other Resources
  • Announced as candidate for State Senate, "News of Brenham," 6/8/1922. Austin Statesman.
  • Judge Sam D.W. Low, Sr., birth date 1/16/1874, death date 5/7/1939, interment in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County. Find a Grave.
  • "Fuller Charges to Be Taken Up Today," 8/16/1917, pp. 1, 8. Describes resignation of John M. Mathis of Brenham as a University of Texas regent. Galveston Daily News.
  • "Funeral Held in Brenham for Judge Sam Low," 5/9/1939, p. 14. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Sam D.W. Low, Sr.,34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam D.W. Low, Sr.,35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Sam D.W. Low, Sr.,39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 35th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 37th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west 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
    Appropriations  
    Banks and Banking  
    Game and Fisheries (Vice Chair) 
    Revenue and Taxation  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Appropriations  
    Banks and Banking  
    Comptroller's Department Visit  
    Congressional Districts  
    Donation of John Tarleton College to the State, Investigate  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Private Corporations (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Banks and Banking  
    Congressional Districts  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
    Liquor Traffic  
    Public Debt  
     

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