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Robert Carswell Robert E. Carswell
Full Name: Robert E. Carswell
Date of birth: February 10, 1853
Date of death: August 1, 1921

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
H 80 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "To the People of the Second Supreme Judicial District: Notice of R.E. Carswell, of Decatur, Texas," "as a candidate to fill unexpired term of Judge I.W. Stephens as Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals of said district," 6/12/1908, p. 1. Born in Georgia in 1853, served in 29th-30th Legislatures from Wise County. Wise County Messenger.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert E. Carswell, birth date 2/10/1853 in Georgia, death date 8/1/1921 in Decatur, Wise County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - R.E. Carswell, postoffice Decatur, nativity Georgia, age 51 (born circa 1854), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Grave marker, R.E. Carswell (1853-1921). Wise County Cemeteries, 2001.
  • Obituary, "Jurist and Good Citizen Dies Here: Robert E. Carswell, One of the State's Most Prominent Lawyers, Is Gone," 8/5/1921, p. 1. Born in Georgia, 2/12/1853; "Wise County's representative in the legislature for two terms." Death date Monday, 8/1/1921. Wise County Messenger.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Robert Carswell, 29th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Robert Carswell, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 29th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Common Carriers  
    Judiciary (Chair) 
    Mines and Mining  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
    29th R.S. - 1905
    Common Carriers  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  

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