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Alvin M. Owsley Alvin M. Owsley
Full Name: Alvin Mansfield Owsley
Date of birth: June 11, 1888
Date of death: April 3, 1967

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 46 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 60th Legislature, R.S., HCR 89. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Hon. Alvin C. Owsley, pp. 651-652. "He [Owsley] at once entered into the practice and was thrown into competition with the ablest lawyers of the State, among them . . . Hon. T.J. Brown . . . Hon. W.O. Davis." Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN CLARK (1856-1938). "Married Sallie M. Blount, daughter of Judge J. M. Blount of Denton." Relatives: Alvin Clark Owsley - son-in-law; J.M. Blount - father-in-law. Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - grandson; J.M. Blount - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, June 1967, p. 535. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Texas - Lt. Col., U.S. Army, WW1. Obituary, photo of Alvin M. Owsley, National Commander of The American Legion, 1922-1923, saluting in uniform. Alvin Mansfield Owsley. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. "During World War I he served in the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division as adjutant and participated in the Champagne-Marne campaign and the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918. He was honorably discharged in July 1919 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. His decorations included the French Legion of Honor with the rank of commander, the Order of Polonia Restituta (Poland), and the Confederate Service Cross." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. "He was a veteran of the Champagne and Meuse-Argonne offensives in France during World War I, where he served as a lieutenant colonel and later as adjutant of the 36th Infantry Division. In 1922 his dedication and experience was recognized when he was elected National Commander of the American Legion." Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Col. Alvin M. Owsley Service," April 1967. Denton Doings, 1962.
  • Obituaries, "Col. Alvin M. Owsley," 4/3/1967, p. 2; "Owsley Services Scheduled 1 P.M. Wednesday in Dallas," 4/4/1967, p. 1. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Alvin Mansfield Owsley, birth date 6/11/1888, death date 4/3/1967, obituary from The Muncie Star 4/4/1967, photos, interment in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN MANSFIELD (1888-1967). Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - son; Alvin Clark Owsley - father. Relatives: James P. Blount - uncle; Alvin Mansfield Owsley - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentoned as candidate for U.S. Senate in 1928, p. 352; and National Commander of American Legion at New Orleans, p. 360. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Alvin M. Owsley, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Coastal Waters of Texas  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
    Supreme Judicial Districts  

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