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Jerry Sadler Jerry Sadler
Full Name: Gerald A. Sadler
Date of birth: September 8, 1907
Date of death: February 25, 1982

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 27 Jan 8, 1957 - Jan 13, 1959 55th   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 27 Jan 11, 1955 - Jan 8, 1957 54th (1)   Democrat Percilla / Anderson   Anderson
(1) Sadler's lifetime home address was Hickory Grove in Anderson County but his mailing address for the 54th and 55th Legislatures was Percilla, in Houston County, outside his district. For the 56th Legislature, it was his Palestine law office. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., HSR 92. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 67th Legislature, 2nd C.S., HCR 4. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Military Service Notes
  • United States Cavalry; United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War II. Headstone inscription includes: "12th U.S. Cavalry 1927-1929, Fort Brown, Tex.; Railroad Commissioner of Texas 1939 - Resigned in 1942 To Enter U.S. Army in World War II; Served 27 Months in Persian Gulf Command; Honorably Discharged in 1945 with Rank of Lt. Colonel." Texas State Cemetery.
  • Other Resources
  • "Recalling the Fighting Champ of Texas Politics," 1/26/1990. Austin American Statesman.
  • Obituary, 2/26/1982. New York Times.
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas, 2007.
  • Sadler, Jerry. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 54th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 55th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Jerry Sadler, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 54th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 55th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 56th session composite photo of House members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GW.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    56th R.S. - 1959
    Commerce and Manufacturers (Vice Chair) 
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Highways and Roads  
    Public Health  
    55th R.S. - 1957
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
    Military and Veteran's Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    54th R.S. - 1955
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Judicial Districts  
    Livestock and Stock Raising  
    Oil, Gas, and Mining  

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