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Duncan Spence Hughes

Duncan Hughes
Full Name: Duncan Spence Hughes
Birth date: January 7, 1915
Death date: August 16, 1942

Terms of Service

  • House, 47th (1) Legislature
    1/14/1941 - 8/16/1942
    Democrat
(1) Hughes died 8/16/1942, on active military service, the first member of the legislature to die in World War II. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • Death mentioned in HSR 29, 48th Legislature, Regular Session, To provide for the singing of "America" each day, introduced, point of order sustained, 1/19/1943, p. 77. House Journal .
  • 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 5, 1/12/1943, pp. 34-36. Includes photo of Lieutenant Hughes in uniform. Resolutions - Memorial .
  • United States Army Air Corps, Lieutenant, killed in action. "Lieutenant Hughes, a bombardier in the Army Air Corps, Pacific Theatre, was the first Texas legislator to lose his life in World War II." 48th Legislature, R.S., HSR 5, 1/12/1943, pp. 34-36. Includes photo in uniform. Resolutions - Memorial .

Photographs

Other Resources

  • "Hughes died 8/16/1942, on active military service, the first member of the legislature to die in World War II." Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
  • Memorial, November 1942, p. 434. Texas Bar Journal .

Committee Information

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