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Margie E. Neal

Margie E. Neal
Full Name: Mary Elizabeth "Margie" Neal
Birth date: April 20, 1875
Death date: December 19, 1971

Terms of Service

(1) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald .
(2) 41st Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(3) 40th Legislature - Certificate of New Senators and Roll Call of New Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(5) 43rd Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/10/1933, p. 1. Senate Media .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 59th Legislature, R.S., SR 507, 90th birthday. First woman member of first Democratic Executive Committee (1918) and delegate to Democratic Convention in San Francisco the first year ladies were delegates (1920). Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary .
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SR 1069. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • "Lone Star Lore: Margie Neal," Volume 6, No. 17, August 15, 2002, p. 6. Capitol Clearinghouse Update .
  • Portrait and biography, Mary Elizabeth (Margie) Neal, pp. 81-84. Second woman elected to the Texas Legislature and first woman to serve in the Texas Senate. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999 2000.
  • Photos and biography, Carthage, Texas 2004.
  • A Guide to the Margie E. Neal Papers, 1875-1953, biographical sketch. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin 2006.
  • Biographical sketch, "Margie E. Neal: First Woman Senator in Texas," by Walter L. Harris, Volume 11, pp. 40-50, Spring 1973. East Texas Historical Journal .
  • NEAL, MARGIE ELIZABETH (1875-1971). First woman in the Texas Senate. Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/16/1929, p. 3. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, from Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement in Texas, Texas State Library and Archives Commission .
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Women of the Texas Senate 2019.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Women of the Texas Senate 2017.
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