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Dennis Pace Ratliff

Dennis P. Ratliff
Full Name: Dennis Pace Ratliff
Birth date: October 23, 1899
Death date: March 15, 1985

Terms of Service

  • House, 43rd (1) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
(1) Attorney. Questionnaire on name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, and relationship to persons in state or county government. 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 69th Legislature, R.S., HCR 180. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • United States Army, World War I; Texas State Guard, Captain, World War II; Texas State Guard Reserve, Major; Honorary Reserve, Lieutenant Colonel. "WHEREAS, During World War I, Judge Ratliff served his country with honor in the United States Army; he also attained the rank of captain in the Texas State Guard during World War II, and later served as a major in the Texas State Guard Reserve and as a lieutenant colonel in the Honorary Reserve; and WHEREAS, Among the many military honors he received were the Victory Medal and the Texas Service Medal during World War I, and the Selective Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal during World War II." 69th Legislature, R.S., HCR 180. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • "Perry Warms Up Quickly to Legislative Duties," 5/19/1985. Relatives: Dennis Ratliff, Rick Perry's grandfather-in-law. Abilene Reporter-News .
  • Memorial, June 1986, p. 667. Texas Bar Journal .
  • "Judge Dennis Ratliff served three terms as a member of the Legislature from Haskell County, and also was a District Judge of that district, a very lovable character," p. 56. (Ratliff elected Senate Enrolling Clerk, 36th Legislature, 4th Called Session.) The Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb 1948.
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