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George W. Dayton George William Dayton
Full Name: George William Dayton
Date of birth: September 29, 1867
Date of death: November 12, 1944

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 4 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (1) (2)   35th (3)   Democrat Valley View / Cooke Senate President Pro Tempore (36th)   Cooke, Grayson
H 48 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Valley View / Cooke   Cooke
(1) 36th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 3/19/1919, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 36th Legislature - 1/14/1919, p. 1, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal.
(3) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, p. 2, listed as "member-elect" in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Free Library Bill Author, Former Cooke Judge Dies," source unknown, 11/13/1944. Died Monday, 11/13/1944, in Medina, Texas. Card File.
  • Census of 1920 - George W. Dayton, Gainesville, Cooke County, age 52, born in Illinois, industry: state senate. FamilySearch.
  • George William Dayton, birth date 9/29/1867 in Illinois, death date 11/12/1944 in Medina, Bandera County, interment in Gainesville, Cooke County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • George W. Dayton (1867-1944), interment in Valley View Cemetery, Cooke County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. George W. Dayton, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George W. Dayton, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. George W. Dayton, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 35th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 36th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    36th R.S. - 1919
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
    Exterminating Pink Boll Worm, Investigate  
    Internal Improvements  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    35th R.S. - 1917
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Conflicting Extension Work (Chair) 
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Federal Relations  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Affairs  
    University of Texas, Investigative  
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Congressional Districts  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  

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