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R. L. Templeton R.L. Templeton
Full Name: R. L. Templeton
Date of birth: May 1, 1920
Date of death: July 19, 2000

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 122 Jan 14, 1947 - Dec 20, 1948 50th (1)   Democrat Wellington / Collingsworth   Collingsworth, Donley, Gray, Wheeler
(1) R.L. Templeton resigned 12/20/1948. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 77th Legislature, R.S., HR 45. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Relatives: Rufus Lee Templeton - uncle; R.L. Templeton - nephew. Photos and biographical sketches of R.L. Templeton (Representative in the 50th Legislature) and R.L. (Rufus Lee, Representative in 33rd-35th Legislatures) and Cleo Templeton, Collingsworth County History Book Committee, Collingsworth County 1890-1984, p. 307, crediting Collingsworth County Museum. "The parents of R.L. [1920-2000] were Robert H. and Lutie Gresham Templeton." Robert H. Templeton was the brother of Rufus Lee Templeton [1883-1927]. See also, biographical sketch of Robert H. and Lutie Templeton, pp. 306-307. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Royal Canadian Air Force, Sergeant, World War II. "From 1940 to 1942, Mr. Templeton served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force, in which he held the rank of sergeant; his actions during the war exemplified the traits of honor and self-sacrifice, and he later received the prestigious Prop Blast Award for having parachuted over enemy territory in 1940." 77th Legislature, R.S., HR 45. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Other Resources
  • R.L. Templeton, birth date 5/1/1920, death date 7/19/2000, obituary in Wellington Leader 1/27/2000, interment in South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. R. L. Templeton,50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 50th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Congressional and Legislative Districts  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
    Public Lands and Buildings  

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