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J.L. Ratliff J.L. Ratliff
Full Name: John Lidell Ratliff
Date of birth: 1866
Date of death: Deceased, date unknown

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Aug 1, 1910 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1)   31st (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Cooper / Delta   Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Red River, Titus
(1) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 32nd Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) "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.
(4) John L. Ratliff, sworn 8/1/1910, succeeded H. Bascom Thomas, expelled 3/13/1909, reelected 4/3/1909, seated 4/10/1909, and resigned 5/15/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • International Genealogical Index - North America - John Lidell Ratliff, born 1866 Glory, Lamar, Texas; spouse Lydia, marriage in 1894. FamilySearch.
  • Census of 1910, Cooper, Delta County Texas - John L. Ratliff, age 43, wife Lydia, lawyer/general practice. HeritageQuest Online.
  • "Ratliff family will hold second annual reunion," 6/24/1938, p. 9. "John L. Ratliff is a former Delta county judge and was state senator for this district." Paris News.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - J.L. Ratliff, postoffice Cooper, Delta County, lawyer, Democrat, age 44. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Possible author of Delta County entry in 1904 Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide, courtesy of The Center for American History. TXGenWeb Project.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.L. Ratliff,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Congressional Districts  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Printing  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Asylums  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Federal Relations  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Debt, Claims and Accounts  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
     

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