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

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, burial in South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County. Includes photos and reprint of obituary from Wellington Leader, 1/27/2000. Find a Grave.


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Committee Information top

50th R.S. - 1947
Congressional and Legislative Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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