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Joseph Ogden Berry

J.O. Berry
Full Name: Joseph Ogden Berry
Birth date: December 9, 1919
Death date: August 17, 2001

Terms of Service

  • House, 50th Legislature
    1/14/1947 - 1/11/1949

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 50th Legislature, R.S., HSR 111, to name Joseph Ogden Berry's sons Joseph O. Berry II, William David Berry, and George Madison Berry as Mascots of the House, 3/4/1947. Adopted, 4/10/1947. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .


Other Resources

  • Joseph Ogden Berry, birth date 12/9/1920 in Fruitvale, Texas, death date August 2001. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com .
  • Mentioned in obituary of Ernestelle Berry, 5/13/2007. "In Commerce, Ernestelle met and married Joseph Ogden Berry. Following World War II, Ogden was elected to the Texas Legislature in 1946 and served in the Fiftieth Legislative Session representing Hunt County. Ogden's service in the Legislature was Ernestelle's introduction to Austin, the city that would eventually become her home for nearly 50 years. In 1948, Ernestelle became a single mom with three young sons to raise and educate." Austin American-Statesman .
  • Obituary, Joseph Ogden Berry, 8/25/2001. Death date 8/17/2001. Fredericksburg Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) .
  • United States Army, World War II and Korea. Obituary, Joseph Ogden Berry, 8/25/2001. Fredericksburg Free Lance Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) .
  • 50th Legislature - birth date 12/9/1919. Texas House of Representatives, Chief Clerk's Office - Biographies of Legislators 1947.
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