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Oliver Cunningham Oliver Cunningham
Full Name: Oliver Fleming Cunningham
Date of birth: April 1, 1899
Date of death: July 10, 1968

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (1) (2) (3) (4)   41st (5)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Callahan, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton
(1) Name listed, Oliver C. Cunningham. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Name listed, Oliver Cunningham. Senate Journal.
(3) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 4th C.S., elected 11/3/1932. Senate Journal.
(4) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(5) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, 1/27/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary and photo, "Oliver [Fleming] Cunningham, Ex-Senator, Dies," Thursday morning edition, 7/11/1968, pp. 1-A and 6-A. "Funeral Friday for Ex-Senator, Thursday evening edition, 7/11/1968, p. 7-A. Abilene Reporter-News.
  • Oliver Fleming Cunningham, birth date 4/1/1899, death date 7/10/1968, interment in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Oliver Cunningham, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Oliver Cunningham, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 41st session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
    Senatorial Districts  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
    Civil Jurisprudence  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Educational Affairs  
    Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing  
    Senatorial Districts  

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