C.O. Laney

Charles Osborne Laney

Full Name: Charles Osborne Laney
Date of birth: May 12, 1885
Date of death: June 3, 1929

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 44 Jan 11, 1921 - Aug 24, 1921 37th (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 44-4 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 44 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th (5)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 44 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Charles O. Laney, representing Dallas County in the Legislature, resigned on 8/24/1921. Jim Wheat's Dallas County Texas Archives, "Daily Events, 1921." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
(2) District 44 composed of Dallas County; there is no District 144, pp. 41, 46, Acts 1911, 32nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 10, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(3) District 44 represented by C.O. Laney, p. 4. House Journal.
(4) District 144 represented by C.O. Laney, p. 145. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Dallas, Dallas County. "District No. 44. Barry Miller, J.W. Parks, John E. Davis and Chas. O. Laney, all of Dallas, composed of the county of Dallas," p. 5. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • LANEY, CHARLES OSBORNE (1885–1929). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's What About the State Capitol," 1/12/1919, p. 7. Houston Post.

Other Resources

  • "C.O. Laney Funeral Held," Thursday, 6/6/1929, p. 19. Former member of the Texas Legislature, died Monday morning at his home (6/3/1929). Dallas Morning News.
  • Charles Osborne Laney, birth date 5/12/1885 in Texas, death date 6/3/1929 in Dallas, Dallas County, vice pres. building & loan co. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Charles Osborne Laney, birth date 5/12/1885, death date 6/3/1929, burial in Calvary Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Dallas, Dallas County. Find a Grave.
  • Mentioned in: Nicola, Carson. On the Labor Front: Uncovering Dallas's Union Legislators 1890-1920. Texas Christian University, May 8, 2023. Texas Christian University.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

37th R.S. - 1921
Banks and Banking  
Conservation and Reclamation (Vice Chair) 
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
36th R.S. - 1919
Conservation and Reclamation  
Judicial Districts (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
35th R.S. - 1917
Commerce and Manufactures  
Internal Improvements  
Municipal Corporations  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
34th R.S. - 1915
Constitutional Amendments  
Federal Relations  
Juvenile Reforms  
Municipal Corporations  
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  

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