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Ed Westbrook

Ed. Westbrook
Full Name: Richard Edwin Westbrook
Birth date: August 14, 1880
Death date: November 17, 1936

Terms of Service

(1) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald .
(2) Democrat, resigned 12/3/1909; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, p. 415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(3) 31st Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of office administered to B.F. Looney of Hunt county, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of R.E. Westbrooke; and Leonard Tillotson of Austin county, elected to fill vacancy caused by resignation of W.A. Trenckmann, 7/26/1910, pp. 22-23. House Journal .
(4) Ed Westbrook, in special election 9/4/1926, sworn 9/4/1926, succeeded W.S. Moore, resigned before 3/15/1926. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(5) Benjamin F. Looney, sworn 7/26/1910, succeeded Richard E. Westbrook, resigned 12/3/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(6) 34th Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(7) 33rd Legislature - List of Senators elected on November 5, 1912, oath of office administered, 1/14/1913, pp. 3-4. Senate Journal .
(8) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal .
(9) 36th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators/Absent, 1/14/1919, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(10) 41st Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(11) 40th Legislature - Certificate of New Senators and Roll Call of New Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(12) "Place of residence" Wolfe City, Texas. Senate Journal .
(13) Postoffice Farmersville, Collin County. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles


Other Resources

  • Photo and obituary, Ed Westbrook, 11/18/1936, p. 1. Dallas Morning News .
  • Richard Edwin Westbrook, birth date 8/14/1881 in Mississippi, death date 11/17/1936 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Richard Edwin Westbrook, birth date 8/14/1880, permanent home address in Wolfe City, Hunt County, lawyer and state senator, nearest relative Rose Westbrook, draft registration 9/12/1918 in Hunt County. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • 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," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, Richard Edwin Westbrook, The Whitewright Sun, 11/19/1936, p. 4, crediting Whitewright Public Library. Born 8/14/1880 in Kosciusko, Mississippi; established residence in Wolfe City, Texas, after marriage to Miss Rose Porter Pennington of Whitewright on 11/7/1908. "In 1909 he was elected to the Legislature from Hunt County and served two years. Afterwards, they moved to Farmersville, where Mr. Westbrook was owner and editor of the Farmersville Times. Four years later they moved back to Wolfe City and Mr. Westbrook began practicing law. Reentering politics, he was elected to the State Senate, a position he was to hold intermittently for 14 years from the tenth and ninth district. In 1922 he moved to Sherman. Continuing his career here, he ran for the Senate and was elected for one term." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 31st Legislature (1909) - R.E. Westbrook, postoffice Wolfe City, nativity Mississippi, age 28 (born circa 1881), teacher, 28 years in Texas, Democrat.
    41st Legislature (1929) - Ed Westbrook, postoffice Sherman, Grayson County, nativity Mississippi, age 48, lawyer, Democrat, member of former legislatures: 31st House, 33rd-37th, 40th-41st Senate. Texas Legislative Manual . 31st 41st
  • Ed Westbrook (1880-1936), West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County. TXGenWeb Project .

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