E.A. Decherd, Jr.

Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr.

Full Name: Edmund Anderson Decherd, Jr.
Date of birth: May 12, 1875
Date of death: December 27, 1944

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 12 Jan 9, 1917 - Apr 16, 1918 35th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Franklin / Robertson Senate President Pro Tempore (35th)   Brazos, Freestone, Limestone, Robertson
H 64 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Franklin / Robertson   Robertson

(1) 35th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 2/26/1918, 4th C.S. Senate Journal.
(2) Decherd resigned 4/16/1918. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "E.A. Decherd, 69, Realty Man, Dies," 12/28/1944, p. 10. Dallas Morning News.
  • Census of 1900 - Edward A. Decherd, Robertson County, ag3 25, born May 1875 in Texas, school teacher. FamilySearch.
  • Edmund Anderson Decherd, birth date 5/12/1875 in Robertson County, death date 12/27/1944 in Dallas, Dallas County, real estate & oil leases. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Edmund A. Decherd, birth date 5/12/1875, death date 12/27/1944, burial in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Robertson County. Find a Grave.
  • Edmund Anderson Decherd, birth date 5/12/1875 in Franklin, Tex., in Genealogy of the Deckard family : showing also those descended from Decker, Deckert, Decher, Dechert, Decherd, etc., Richfield, Pa.: unknown, 1932, pp. 350, 385-386. HeritageQuest Online.
  • Edmond A. Decherd, Jr. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • "For State Senator," letters from E.A. Decherd, Jr. and N.P. Houx to "Democratic Voters of the 12th Senatorial District," 4/20/1916, p. 6. Mexia Weekly Herald.
  • Edmund A. Decherd, Jr., birth date 5/12/1875, death date 12/27/1944, burial in Franklin Cemetery, Robertson County. State Representative (1915-1916), State Senator (1917-1919). Robertson County, TXGenWeb Project.
  • 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

35th R.S. - 1917
Agricultural Affairs  
Central Investigating Committee  
Congressional Districts  
Educational Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Senatorial Districts  
34th R.S. - 1915
Education (Vice Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Senatorial Districts  

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