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Earl Sharp Earl Sharp
Full Name: William Earl Sharp
Date of birth: August 24, 1910
Date of death: June 26, 1999

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 6-F Jan 12, 1943 - Feb 6, 1943 48th (1) (2)   Democrat Kilgore / Gregg   Gregg, Harrison
(1) Resignation letter to Gov. Coke Stevenson 2/6/1943, statement to citizens of Gregg and Harrison counties. "Sharpe Quits State Office; Is In Service," 2/7/1943, p. 1. Longview News-Journal.
(2) Cecil Storey, in special election 3/6/1943, sworn 3/11/1943, succeeded Earl Sharp, resigned 2/6/1943. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Military Service Notes
  • World War II service, Sergeant, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army, Staff Sergeant, World War II. Military grave marker, William Earl Sharp. Find a Grave.
  • "He is first lieutenant and commanding officer of headquarters detachment of the 32nd Battalion of the Texas Defense Guard." "Earl Sharp Goes to Camp Wolters," 8/13/1942, p. 1; Member of the Army since 8/1/1942. Resignation letter to Gov. Coke Stevenson 2/6/1943, statement to citizens of Gregg and Harrison counties. "Sharpe Quits State Office; Is In Service," 2/7/1943, p. 1; Texas State Guard, First Lieutenant. "Judge Sharp is Given High Post in State Guard," 8/21/1946, p. 3. Longview News-Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • William Earl Sharp, birth date 8/24/1910, death date 6/26/1999, interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, New London, Rusk County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Former Gregg County Judge William Earl Sharp Dead at 88," 6/27/1999, p. 16. Sharp was elected to the Legislature in 1942. Longview News-Journal.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Earl Sharp, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 48th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    48th R.S. - 1943
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