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Richard Mortimer Chitwood

Richard M. Chitwood
Full Name: Richard Mortimer Chitwood
Birth date: February 1, 1878
Death date: November 21, 1926

Terms of Service

  • House, 39th (1) Legislature
    1/13/1925 - 8/20/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 38th Legislature
    1/9/1923 - 1/13/1925
    Democrat
  • House, 37th Legislature
    1/11/1921 - 1/9/1923
    Democrat
(1) J.C. Hall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Richard M. Chitwood, resigned 8/20/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Resolutions and Journal entries

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Other Resources

  • International Genealogical Index lists R.M. Chitwood, born 1878 in Alabama, died 1926 in Texas. Parents William Parker Chitwood and Laura Lyon. FamilySearch .
  • Richard Mortimer Chitwood, born 1878 in Alabama, death date 11/21/1926 in Dallas, interment in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan County. Find a Grave .
  • Twelfth Census of the United States (1900), Morgan Park Academy, Cook County, Chicago, IL lists student R.M. Chitwood, age 22, born 2/1878 in Alabama. HeritageQuest Online .
  • "Toreador Prints Chitwood Memorial Edition," Sunday Avalanche-Journal, 11/28/1926. p. 2. "Richard Coeur d' Lion of history was no more truly big hearted than was Richard Mortimer Chitwood..". Lubbock Avalanche-Journal .
  • "Lubbock Today Says Farewell to Chitwood," 11/23/1926, pp. 1, 5. Lubbock Morning Avalanche .
  • "A Loss to Texas and to Tech College," 11/23/1926, p. 1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche .
  • Interment at Sweetwater Cemetery, Nolan County, TX; lists Richard Mortimer Chitwood, born 1878, died 1926. TXGenWeb Project .
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