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R.D. Gage Robert Douglass Gage
Full Name: Robert Douglass Gage, Sr.
Date of birth: October 16, 1860
Date of death: December 12, 1953

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Barstow / Ward   Andrews, Borden, Callahan, Crane, Dawson, Eastland, Ector, Fisher, Gaines, Garza, Glasscock, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, Loving, Lynn, Martin, Midland, Mitchell, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Rains, Reeves, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Terry, Upton, Van Zandt, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum

(1) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, R.D. Gage, 12/15/1953, p. 12. "Gage came to Texas in 1883, beginning law practice at Pecos. He was Reeves County judge and in the Texas Legislature as a representative [sic] and state senator." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Obituary, Judge Robert Douglass Gage, "R.D. Gage Dies at Port Gibson (Mississippi): Funeral Today for Prominent Citizen," Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, Mississippi), 12/13/1953, p. 1. "He was the oldest living graduate of the University of Mississippi . . . He was born in Port Gibson Oct. 16, 1860. After receiving his law degree from the University of Mississippi he went to West Texas in 1883 in to practice law, he became a county judge and also served in the Texas senate." Survivors include son R.D. Gage, Jr. Newspapers.com.
  • Other Resources
  • Robert Douglass Gage, birth date 10/16/1860, death date 12/12/1953, burial in Wintergreen Cemetery, Port Gibson, Claiborne County, Mississippi. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R.D. Gage, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Mining and Irrigation (Chair) 
    Officers and Employes, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands  
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    Stock and Stock Raising  

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