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Christopher C. Beavens Christopher Conway Beavens
Full Name: Christopher Conway "Conway" Beavens
Date of birth: March 29, 1874
Date of death: May 23, 1924

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15-1 May 20, 1920 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
(1) "Davidson Winner in Senatorial Race," 3/11/1920, p. 11. "Captain C.C. Beavens, E.W. Neal and J. Lewis Thompson were all easily the successful candidates for representative from the Fifteenth Representative District. In the representative race all of the non-partisan [league] candidates were defeated." HeritageQuest Online.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as a Democrat in the 37th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) Included in "New Legislators in the Texas House," list of 12 new members elected to fill vacancies since the last session, 5/21/1920, p. 11. Austin American.
(4) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Lidiak, Jackson, Garrett, Daniel, Vickers, Biggers, Merriman, Beavens, Neal, Baldwin, Morris, and Pollard), 5/20/1920, pp. 1-2. No committee appointments listed for these members in 3rd-4th C.S. House Journal.
(5) Christopher C. Beavens, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Norman G. Kittrell, Jr., resigned 1/19/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • Captain, 1st Texas Volunteer Cavalry, Spanish-American War. "Capt. C.C. Beavens . . . ," 8/23/1909, p. 4. El Paso Herald.
  • United States Army, Captain, Company K, 357th Infantry, Christopher C. Beavens. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Captain, Troop B, Houston Cavalry, Spanish-American War; Captain, 36th and 90th Divisions, World War I. Obituary and photo, "Captain Beavens Funeral Sunday: Was Member in Legislature and Leader in American Legion," 5/24/1924, p. 2. Houston Post.
  • Beavens, Christopher, Texas Volunteer Guard, Call Number: 401-181. Captain/1st Lieutenant, Troop "B" Houston Cavalry (1st Texas Volunteer Cavalry), Spanish-American War. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Other Resources
  • Christopher Conway Beavens, birth date 3/29/1874, death date 5/23/1924. FamilySearch.
  • Capt. Christopher Conway Beavens, birth date 3/29/1874, death date 5/23/1924, interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston. Find a Grave.
  • "Captain C. Conway Beavens, one of the four members of the legislature from Harris County, has announced his candidacy for re-election." 5/11/1922, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Christopher C. Beavens, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Christopher C. Beavens, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 36th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Banks and Banking  
    Military Affairs  
    Penitentiaries (Vice Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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