Richard Franklin Cates

Full Name: Richard Franklin "Frank" Cates
Date of birth: October 4, 1869
Date of death: December 14, 1954

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 92 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Bartlett / Williamson   Burnet, Williamson
H 92 Feb 9, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (1)   Democrat Bartlett / Williamson   Burnet, Williamson

(1) R.F. Cates, sworn 2/9/1915, succeeded Sampson Connell, died 1/10/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • R. Frank Cates, birth date 10/4/1869, death date 12/15/1954, burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Williamson County. Find a Grave.
  • R.F. Cates, editor and publisher, born in Texas, age 48 (in 1917), died 12/14/1954. Legislative Reference Library Card File.
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - R.F. Cates, postoffice Bartlett, age 46, editor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. R.F. Cates, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. R.F. Cates, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Congressional Districts  
Private Corporations  
Public Debt  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
34th R.S. - 1915
Public Printing  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  

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