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Fred Mauritz

Fred Mauritz
Full Name: Fred Mauritz
Birth date: March 16, 1882
Death date: May 24, 1947

Terms of Service

(1) In Senate, John J. Bell, in special election 8/23/1947, sworn 9/20/1947, succeeded to unexpired term of Fred Mauritz, died 5/24/1947. In House, Tom Cheatham, in special election 11/8/1947, succeeded John J. Bell, resigned 6/15/1947. Cheatham's first session was 51st Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) "Second President Pro Tem of Tex. Senate Elected," 3/11/1943, p. 1. Mauritz elected president pro tem "to serve until the return of either Lieut. Gov. John Lee Smith or the regular president pro tem, Vernon Lemons, a first lieutenant stationed at the Tank Destroyer Training Center, Camp Hood." Waxahachie Daily Light .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Fred Mauritz, birth date 3/16/1882, death date 5/24/1947 in El Campo, Wharton County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Mentioned in preview of 44th Legislature and discussion of legislative turnover, "Texas House Gets 80 New Members," 10/15/1934, p. 14. San Antonio Express .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Relatives: W. N. "Bill" Patman - son-in-law, Fred Mauritz - father-in-law; W. N. "Bill" Patman - son, Congressman Wright Patman - father. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature 1973.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People 1937.
  • Photo of the Nils P. Mauritz family. Photo included in the traveling exhibit: "From Smaland, Sweden, to Big Land Texas." Relatives Fred Mauritz and Theophilus Mauritz - brothers. Williamson Museum .

Committee Information

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