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Reuben E. Senterfitt

Reuben E. Senterfitt
Full Name: Reuben E. Senterfitt
Birth date: June 18, 1917
Death date: November 20, 2013

Terms of Service

  • House, 53rd Legislature
    1/13/1953 - 1/11/1955
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • House, 52nd Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 1/13/1953
    Democrat
    Speaker
  • 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, 48th Legislature
    1/12/1943 - 1/9/1945
    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

  • United States Navy, Lieutenant (j.g.). Mentioned "among other legislators who are in the reserve" in "Call to Armed Services Faces Dozen in Texas Legislature," 1/14/1951. Dallas Morning News .
  • Texas House Speakers Oral History Project - Reuben Senterfitt. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin 2006.
  • Reuben Elby Senterfitt, Jr., birth date 6/18/1917, death date 11/20/1913, photo, obituary, interment in San Saba City Cemetery, San Saba County. Find a Grave .
  • United States Navy, Lieutenant Junior Grade, World War II. Military grave marker, Reuben E. Senterfitt. Find a Grave .
  • United States Navy, World War II. "Rep. Reuben Senterfitt of San Saba, who was put on inactive duty by the Navy in 1945 and flew 8,000 miles from the Philippines to attend the session that year." Mentioned in "Field Artilleryman Flies Home to Take Post in Texas Legislature," 1/11/1951, profiling J.O. Duncan, Jr. Gilmer Mirror .
  • 61st Speaker of the House of Representatives: Reuben Senterfitt. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News .
  • The 53d Legislature in Retrospect, by Hon. Reuben Senterfitt, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Texas Trade Association Executives Convention in Galveston, June 19, 1953 (compliments of Walter E. Long). Speaker of the House .
  • Remarks made by Reuben Senterfitt, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, on April 29, 1953, before voting No on Senate Bill 24. Speaker of the House .
  • Address of Reuben Senterfitt, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, made before the State Convention of the Texas Water Conservation Association in Dallas, Texas, Monday, October 12, 1953. Speaker of the House .
  • Speech made by Reuben Senterfitt, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, before State Convention of Texas Federation of Women's Clubs in Austin, Texas, on November 12, 1953. Speaker of the House .
  • Memorial, September 2014, p. 747. Texas Bar Journal .
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