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Hiram Staton

Hiram Staton
Full Name: Edward Hiram Staton
Birth date: October 6, 1920
Death date: December 3, 1989

Terms of Service

  • House, 52nd (1) (2) Legislature
    1/9/1951 - 9/5/1951
    Democrat
  • House, 51st Legislature
    1/11/1949 - 1/9/1951
    Democrat
(1) Thomas R. Joseph, Jr., in special election 11/13/1951, succeeded Hiram Staton, resigned 9/5/1951. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(2) "County Names Hiram Staton to JP Position: Representative Will Take Office Sept. 1," 6/10/1951, p. 1. Staton appointed Justice of the Peace in McLennan County; Staton said "he will resign as State Representative 'as soon as I can get a letter off to the Governor.'" Waco Tribune-Herald .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Hiram Staton for Representative campaign advertisement, The Baylor Lariat (Waco, Texas), Vol. 49, No. 142, Tuesday, 8/3/1948, p. 4. Baylor University Libraries Digital Collections, Baylor University .
  • Edward Hiram Staton, birth date 10/6/1920, death date 12/3/1989, photo in military uniform from New Mexico Military Institute 1939, interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County. Find a Grave .
  • "Waco Residents Receive Baylor Honor," 10/17/1986, p. 5. Edward Hiram Staton was "among those honored. The award for 1986 was presented to the Connally family, who boast attendance at Baylor through four generations." "One of the descendants, Tom Connally, served as first editor of the Baylor yearbook in 1896. He eventually became a U.S. Senator." Waco Citizen .
  • United States Marine Corps, Captain, World War II. "Hiram Staton Is Seeking Post as State Legislator," photo, 4/11/1948, p. 9. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Staton of Waco and nephew of U.S. Senator Tom Connally, graduated from Baylor University in 1941, marriage to Norma Quinn of Waco. Relatives: Tom Connally - uncle, Hiram Staton - nephew. Waco News-Tribune .
  • Obituary of mother Mrs. William Hiram Staton (Rose Connally Staton), sister of Senator Tom Connally, 10/17/1946, p. 16. Survived by four children including "Edward H. Staton of the University of Texas." Waco News-Tribune .
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