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S.L. Staples Sidney Lee Staples
Full Name: Sidney Lee Staples
Date of birth: September 13, 1865
Date of death: January 2, 1937

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (1) (2)   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop, Burleson, Lee, Washington
H 52 Jan 10, 1899 - Jan 8, 1901 26th   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop
H 52 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Smithville / Bastrop   Bastrop
(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(2) 27th Legislature - 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 45th Legislature, R.S., SR 35, 2/23/1937, p. 307. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • STAPLES, SIDNEY LEE (1865-1937). Birth date 9/13/1865. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, birth date 9/13/1868. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Sen. S.L. Staples Dies After Long Illness at Home," 1/3/1937, pp. 1, 6. Austin American.
  • Died 1/2/1937, see Austin American, 1/3/1937 p. 1 for Life. Card File.
  • Sidney Lee Staples, birth date 9/13/1865 on headstone, death date 1/2/1937, interment in Oakwood Cemetery Annex, Austin, Travis County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. S.L. Staples, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.L. Staples, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.L. Staples, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 27th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, north wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    27th R.S. - 1901
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Educational Affairs  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Labor (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Engrossed Bills  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Debt  
    Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  

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