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Archie Parr

Archie Parr
Full Name: Archer "Archie" Parr
Birth date: December 25, 1860
Death date: October 18, 1942

Terms of Service

(1) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950 1950.
(2) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald .
(3) 39th Legislature - Adoption of majority committee report in Parr-Glasscock election contest, 3/13/1919, p. 867. Results in Parr being formally seated; Filed certificate of election and administered oath of office, 1/14/1919, p. 2 Senate Journal .
(4) 35th Legislature - 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .
(5) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal .
(6) 38th Legislature - 1/9/1923, p. 1-2, List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922. Senate Journal .
(7) 34th Legislature - 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2, listed as elected on November 3, 1914. Senate Journal .
(8) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators." Senate Journal .
(9) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal .
(10) 37th Legislature - 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2, listed in Roll Call of Holdover Senators. Senate Journal .
(11) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators" and "Roll Call of New Senators." Senate Journal .
(12) 39th Legislature - 1/13/1925, p. 1, shows all 31 Senators were elected on 11/4/1924. Senate Journal .
(13) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Media .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Description of Archer Parr's temperment and his efforts to obtain, expand, and maintain political power in Duval County, pp. 173-193. Boss Rule in South Texas 1979.
  • Obituary, 10/19/1942, p. 7. Dallas Morning News .
  • Photograph of Senator Archie Parr, first "Duke of Duval." Duke of Duval: the Life and Times of George B. Parr 1976.
  • Account of Archer Parr's birth, rise to power, years in the Texas Senate, and retirement from active politics. Includes details of the Parr-Glasscock election contest, pp. 26-41. Fall of the Duke of Duval 1995.
  • PARR, ARCHER (1860-1942). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," 3/22/1917, p. 6. Houston Post .
  • Biography, 2/8/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch .
  • Anders, Evan. "The Origins of the Parr Machine In Duval County, Texas," Vol. 85, No. 2, October 1981, pp. 119-138. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Anders, Evan. "Boss Rule and Constituent Interests: South Texas Politics during the Progressive Era," Vol. 84, No. 3, January 1981, pp. 269-292. Mentioned on p. 269, photo p. 290. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • Mentioned in "Southwestern Collection: Accessions," Vol. 86, No. 3, January 1983, p. 417, as one of three members of the 1921 special investigating committee on hazing at Texas A&M. Southwestern Historical Quarterly .
  • See the Austin-American, January 9, 1935, p. 2, col. 1 ("Deans of the 43rd legislature, J. L. Goodman of Franklin in the house and Archer Parr in the senate, were defeated for re-election and retired from the active political picture.") Texas Senate, Secretary of the Senate - Memo, January 8, 2002, 'Deans of the Texas Senate' 2002.

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