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Dr. Alvin Clark Owsley Alvin Clark Owsley
Full Name: Alvin Clark Owsley
Date of birth: April 8, 1855
Date of death: April 27, 1938

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 13 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Cooke, Denton, Wise
H 32 Jan 13, 1891 - Oct 31, 1892 22nd (2)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
H 32 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton
(1) District 13. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Owsley resigned 10/31/1892. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) Denton County included in districts 29 and 32, both of which were entitled to one representative, 17th Legislature, 1 C.S. chapter 13, p. 11, (redistricting bill). General Laws of the State of Texas.
(5) District 29, A.C. Owsley and J.W. Jagoe, both of Denton County. No one listed for District 32. House Journal.
(6) District 32. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 46th Legislature, R.S., HSR 122, 2/13/1939, pp. 546-547. Born 4/8/1855. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, pp. 650-652. Representative of the 29th district, composed of Denton and Collin counties. Birth date 4/8/1856. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biography. Birth date 4/8/1856. GenealogyMagazine.com, 2000.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biographical sketch of Alvin C. Owsley, p. 158; mentioned as President of Chamber of Commerce, April 1909-1913, pp. 268 and 306-307. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.
  • Biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Memorial, July 1938, p. 235. Birth date 4/8/1855. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, 4/28/1938, Dallas News. Card File.
  • Funeral notices, "A.C. Owsley Funeral Friday," 4/28/1938, p. 4; "Final Rites Held for A.C. Owsley," 4/30/1938, p. 4. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Obituary, 4/27/1938, p. 1. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Alvin Clark Owsley, birth date 4/8/1855 on grave marker, death date 4/27/1938, portrait of Alvin, Clark, Henry, and their father, Alvin C. Owsley, interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Denton. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Dr. Alvin Clark Owsley,21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Dr. Alvin Clark Owsley,24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 21st session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, west wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Privileges and Elections  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Congress of the Western and Southwestern States and Territories, Attend  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Penitentiaries (Chair) 
    Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
    Private Land Claims  
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Federal Relations  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  

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