R.B. Humphrey

Richard Burton Humphrey

Full Name: Richard Burton Humphrey
Date of birth: March 5, 1881
Date of death: January 5, 1966

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 102 Jan 14, 1913 - Oct 29, 1914 33rd (1)   Democrat Throckmorton / Throckmorton   Baylor, Haskell, Throckmorton
H 104 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Throckmorton / Throckmorton   Archer, Baylor, Haskell, Knox, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Young
H 104 Jul 26, 1910 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (2) (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Throckmorton / Throckmorton   Archer, Baylor, Haskell, Knox, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Young

(1) Submitted resignation to the Governor 10/29/1914. "Humphrey Resigns; Wants No Question Over Seat as Solon," 10/30/1914, p. 5; "Believes Humphrey Sets 'Bad Example' in Resigning Seat," 11/2/1914, p. 3. Austin American.
(2) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News.
(3) 31st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered to R.B. Humphrey, elected to fill unexpired term of D.J. Brookreson, 7/26/1910, pp. 24-25. House Journal.
(4) R.B. Humphrey, sworn 7/26/1910, succeeded D.J. Brookreson, resigned 11/5/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 32nd-33rd Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Military Service Notes

  • "Wearing the khaki suit of a private in the United States army, R.B. Humphrey, former attorney at Austin, and member of the Texas state legislature . . . " "Private Humphrey Returns to Austin from Camp Pike . . . Has Been Member of State Legislature," 12/11/1918, p. 8. Austin American.
  • "Was Private in War; Runs for State Office." Photo and announcement of candidacy for Lieutenant Governor, 6/21/1920, p. 2. El Paso Herald.
  • United States Army, Private, Central Officers Training School, Camp Pike, Arkansas, World War I. Richard B. Humphrey, born in Lovelady, Texas, age 37 4/12 years, residence in Throckmorton, Throckmorton County, Texas. Enlisted 8/20/1918 at Camp Pike, Arkansas; honorable discharge 11/27/1918.
    Richard Burton Humphrey, birth date 3/5/1881, death date 1/5/1966, PFC USA 6th Co 2nd Batt In Cont Off Trg School, enlistment date 8/12/1918, discharge date 11/27/1918, residence in Dallas, Texas. FamilySearch. United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940 World War I Records, 1917-1920 (Texas Military Forces Museum, Austin)

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - Richard B. Humphray, Justice Precinct 1, Throckmorton County, age 29, born circa 1881 in Texas, attorney at law, boarder in household of Gertrude Young. FamilySearch.
  • Richard Burton Humphrey, birth date 3/5/1881, death date 1/5/1966, attorney/law, served in U.S. armed forces 8/12/1918, father Richard Manning Humphrey, mother Elizabeth Arthur, removal and burial in Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives (1913-1914), Congressman-at-large (1914), Lieutenant Governor (1920), State Representative, Place 2, from Dallas County (1932), and Supreme Court of Texas (1940). Newspapers.com.
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - R.B. Humphrey, postoffice Throckmorton, nativity Texas, age 31 (born circa 1882), lawyer, 31 years in Texas, member former legislatures: 31st-32nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

33rd R.S. - 1913
Appropriations (Vice Chair) 
Congressional Districts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Juvenile Reforms  
Penitentiary System, Special  
Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Senatorial Districts  
32nd R.S. - 1911
Civil and Criminal Procedure  
Judicial Districts  
Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Senatorial Districts  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Supreme Judicial Districts  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Judicial Districts  
Private Corporations  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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