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John Leake Crosthwait

John L. Crosthwait
Full Name: John Leake Crosthwait
Birth date: August 23, 1891
Death date: July 29, 1963

Terms of Service

  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
    Democrat
  • House, 55th Legislature
    1/8/1957 - 1/13/1959
    Democrat
  • House, 54th Legislature
    1/11/1955 - 1/8/1957
    Democrat
  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
  • House, 52nd Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
  • House, 51st Legislature
    1/11/1949 - 1/9/1951
    Democrat
  • House, 50th Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 1/11/1949
    Democrat
  • House, 49th Legislature
    1/9/1945 - 1/14/1947
    Democrat
  • House, 47th Legislature
    1/14/1941 - 1/12/1943
    Democrat

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Obituary, "Legislator Crosthwait Dies at 72," 7/30/1963, p. 1. Photo, "Crosthwait Recalled as Fiery Legislator," 7/30/1963, p. 8. Dallas Morning News .
  • John Leake Crosthwait, birth date 8/23/1891, death date 7/29/1963. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • John Leake Crosthwait, birth date 8/23/1891, death date 7/29/1963, biographical sketch: "Former state legislator, county auditor and banker. Noted for his 16 years as a fiery member of the Texas House of representatives." Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas. Find a Grave .
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