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Coke Robert Stevenson

Coke Robert Stevenson
Full Name: Coke Robert Stevenson
Birth date: March 20, 1888
Death date: June 28, 1975

Terms of Service

  • House, 45th Legislature
    1/12/1937 - 1/10/1939
  • House, 44th Legislature
    1/8/1935 - 1/12/1937
  • House, 43rd (1) Legislature
    1/10/1933 - 1/8/1935
  • House, 42nd Legislature
    1/13/1931 - 1/10/1933
  • House, 41st Legislature
    1/8/1929 - 1/13/1931
(1) Lawyer. Questionnaire on name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, and relationship to persons in state or county government. 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome," 1/20/1931, p. 8. Austin American .
  • Biography in LRL collection, 923.2764 ST48. Coke R. Stevenson: A Texas Legend 1976.
  • Mentioned in "Speaker's Office Now a Prize Plum," 9/15/1980. Dallas Morning News .
  • STEVENSON, COKE ROBERT (1888-1975). Governor of Texas. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/8/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Governor of Texas 1941-1947. Legislative Reference Library, Governors of Texas, 1846-present .
  • Biographical sketch, Houston Post-Dispatch, 1/8/1929, page 5, column 4, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, C.R. Stevenson. Memo File .
  • Biography in the LRL Rare Books collection, 923.2764 ST48M 1947. Mister Texas: The Story of Coke Stevenson 1947.
  • "My Search for Coke Stevenson," 2/3/1991. First man in the state's history to hold all three of its highest offices: Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. New York Times .
  • Relatives: H. Grady Perry and Coke Stevenson - Brothers-in-law. Oral history interviews available in Oral History Collection, University of North Texas . Oral History Collection, University of North Texas
  • 31st Lieutenant Governor, 53rd Speaker of the House of Representatives: Coke Robert Stevenson. Photo and biographical sketch. Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016 2016.
  • Coke Stevenson's "record of holding the three top offices in state government - speaker of the house, lt. governor, and governor - still stands." "Stevenson Buried on His Hill Country Ranch," 7/1/1975. San Angelo Standard-Times .
  • Relatives: Andrew Murr is grandson of former Governor Coke R. Stevenson. "Homestead: Patriarch Fought for Texas Independence," 12/1/2012. San Angelo Standard-Times .
  • Memorial, November 1975, p. 967. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People 1937.
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