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Oscar Pate Oscar Lee Pate
Full Name: Oscar Lee Pate, Sr.
Date of birth: May 1, 1891
Date of death: November 27, 1955

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 53 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Van Zandt
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • United States Army, 1st Lieutenant, World War I. Oscar Lee Pate, birth date 5/1/1891 in Wills Point, Texas. FamilySearch Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin).
  • Other Resources
  • Death notice, "O.L. Pate, 64, Dies November 27," 12/1/1955. Canton Herald.
  • Obituary, "Oscar Pate's Rites Planned, 11/29/1955, p. 12. Pate "was a former city councilman and served in the Thirty-Eighth Legislature." Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1920 - Oscar Pate, Justice Precinct 1, Van Zandt County, age 28, born circa 1892, retail merchant/dry goods, son of James A. Pate.
    Census of 1930 and 1940 - Oscar L. Pate, Wills Point, Van Zandt County, age 38/48, born circa 1892, retail merchant/manager of dry goods store, spouse Nell E. Pate. FamilySearch. 1920 1930 1940
  • Oscar Lee Pate, Sr., birth date 5/1/1891, death date 11/27/1955, interment in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County. Find a Grave.
  • 38th Legislature (1923) - Oscar Lee Pate, postoffice Wills Point, nativity Texas, age 31 (born circa 1892), merchant, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Oscar Pate,38th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 38th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, south wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    38th R.S. - 1923
    Military Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Penitentiary Relocating and Investigating Committee, Joint  
    State Affairs  

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