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Byron Drew Byron Drew
Full Name: Byron Drew
Date of birth: October 21, 1855
Date of death: December 25, 1932

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 17 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Hunt, Kaufman
H 17 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th (1)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Hunt, Kaufman
(1) District 17, composed of Hunt and Kaufman counties. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, "The Press of Kaufman," 3/13/1884, p. 1. Born in Polk County, 1855, editor of Kaufman Sun. Austin Weekly Statesman.
  • Biographical sketch, p. 261. Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, birth date 10/21/1855, son of Monroe and Martha (Moon) Drew, marriage to Miss Lena Moore in 1885. Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, "Well Known City Man Dies: Byron Drew Passes Away Unexpectedly," 12/26/1932, p. 1. Born 10/21/1855 in at Drew's Landing, near Livingston, Texas, newspaperman, moved to Ardmore "about 30 years ago from Texas where he was active in politics. He originated the Texas poll tax law and was prominent in the state legislature." The Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma).
  • Byron Drew, birth date 10/21/1855, death date 12/25/1932, spouse Lena Moore Drew, interment in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Find a Grave.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Byron Drew, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Byron Drew, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 24th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    State Insane Asylum at Austin, Special  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Contingent Expenses  
    Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
    Public Printing  
    State Affairs  
     

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