A.L. Lewis

Abner Luther Lewis

Full Name: Abner Luther Lewis
Date of birth: December 18, 1887
Date of death: February 4, 1960

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 72 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Harlingen / Cameron   Cameron

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House District 72
Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925
Legislatures: 38th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Harlingen / Cameron
Counties in district: Cameron

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, Abner L. Lewis, "Former Official of State Dies," 2/5/1960, p. 3, "former chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles . . . He became assistant county attorney of Hidalgo County and was elected state representative from Harlingen in 1922." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, "Former Pardons Chairman Dies," 2/5/1960, p. 7. Named Assistant Secretary of State of Texas in 1939, joined Board of Pardons and Paroles in 1943. Vernon Daily Record.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Abner Luther Lewis, birth date 12/18/1887 in Pilot Grove, Texas, employed by Secretary of State in Austin, Texas and residence in Houston, Harris County, 1942. Daughter Margaret Lewis, born 8/26/1922 in Harlingen, Cameron County, to Abner Luther Lewis and Mildard Gustafson. Texas, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1903-1932; U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Ancestry.com.
  • "A.L. Lewis of Houston who was recommended to War Secretary Dern for the post of governor of Puerto Rico, was a resident of Harlingen until five years ago." "A.L. Lewis Former Harlingen Resident," 3/16/1933, p. 8. Brownsville Herald.
  • Census of 1930 - Margaret O. and Richard V. Lewis, grandchildren of Victor and Oliva Gustafson, Cameron County.
    Census of 1940 - Abner L. Lewis, Sr., Houston, Harris County, age 52, born circa 1888 in Texas, Houston assistant att. city/lawyer, spouse Bertie Bartlet Lewis, sons Abner L., Jr. and Richard Victor, daughter Margaret. FamilySearch. 1930 1940
  • Abner L. Lewis, birth date 12/18/1886 in Pilot Grove, Texas; death date 2/4/1960 in Houston; World War I veteran; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Abner Luther Lewis, birth date 12/18/1887 in Pilot Grove, Texas, home address in Denison, employed as U.S. Naval Officer in New Orleans, draft registration 6/5/1917 in Denison, Grayson County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • Abner L. Lewis (1887-1960), burial in South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Brazoria County. Find a Grave.
  • "Advices from Harlingen state that Margaret, the baby daughter of Representative and Mrs. Lewis of that city, has been made the official mascot of the 38th Texas Legislature now in session . . . Mr. Lewis was elected from the Cameron County district last November and is serving his first term." "Valley Baby Is Made Mascot of Legislature," 1/17/1923, p. 1, Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "W.E. Thomas of San Benito will oppose A.L. Lewis of Harlingen for legislator for Cameron County." "Garner to Be Unopposed by Republicans," Mercedes Tribune, 8/30/1922, p. 5, crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library.
    Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Judge A.L. Lewis of Harlingen, "War Veterans Will Attend Services in Harlingen Sunday," Mercedes News, 5/25/1928, p. 1, crediting Dr. Hector P. Garcia Memorial Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - A.L. Lewis, postoffice Harlingen, nativity Texas, age 35 (born circa 1888), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. A.L. Lewis, 38th Legislature, State Preservation Board

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Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Charges Against Legislature by Hull Youngblood, Joint  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Common Carriers  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
State Juvenile Training School, Investigate  

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