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Rufus Lee Templeton

R.L. Templeton
Full Name: Rufus Lee Templeton
Birth date: August 28, 1883
Death date: March 14, 1927

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
  • House, 33rd (1) (2) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 1/12/1915
(1) Collingsworth County, p. 2; Collingsworth, p. 6. House Journal .
(2) Wellington, Collingsworth County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Hon. Rufus Lee Templeton, Volume V, pp. 2297-2298. A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • R.L. Templeton, born circa 1885 in Lincoln County, Tennessee; death date 3/14/1927 in Wellington, Collinsworth County, Texas; age 42 at death; Judge; burial in Wellington. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • R.L. Templeton, birth date 8/28/1883, death date 3/14/1927, burial in South Fairview Cemetery, Wellington, Collingsworth County. Includes reprint of obituary from Wellington Leader, 3/17/1927. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Relatives: Rufus Lee Templeton - uncle; R.L. Templeton - nephew. Photos and biographical sketches of R.L. Templeton (Representative in the 50th Legislature) and R.L. (Rufus Lee, Representative in 33rd-35th Legislatures) and Cleo Templeton, Collingsworth County History Book Committee, Collingsworth County 1890-1984, p. 307, crediting Collingsworth County Museum. "The parents of R.L. [1920-2000] were Robert H. and Lutie Gresham Templeton." Robert H. Templeton was the brother of Rufus Lee Templeton [1883-1927]. See also, biographical sketch of Robert H. and Lutie Templeton, pp. 306-307. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - R.L. Templeton, postoffice Wellington, nativity Tennessee, age 29 (born circa 1884), lawyer, Democrat Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Mary Francis Templeton Walker, family papers, 1891-1970, daughter of State Representative Rufus Lee Templeton of Wellington, Texas, and the niece of former State Senator Clint Charles Small of Amarillo. Texas Tech University Libraries .
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