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Richard Moberley Dudley

R.M. Dudley
Full Name: Richard Moberley Dudley
Birth date: January 1, 1861
Death date: May 1, 1925

Terms of Service

(1) Resigned during 38th 2 C.S. because of election as Mayor of El Paso. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
(2) Dudley resigned effective 4/23/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 36th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 5th, 1918, oath of office administered, 1/14/1919, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(4) 37th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/11/1921, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(5) 38th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922, oath of office administered, 1/9/1923, p. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(6) 38th Legislature, 2nd C.S., Simple Resolution 13, 4/20/1923, p. 34. Shows Dudley "will, on tomorrow, tender his resignation as Senator to the Governor of this State . . ." Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal .


Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "City Mourns Dudley," and multiple tributes, including "Mayor Dudley and Dick Dudley," "Senator Dudley Was Power at State Capitol," "Mayor Dudley Was Strong Friend of Mexican People, Says Consul General Ruiz," "His Knowledge of Men Great Asset to Mayor," 5/2/1925, pp. 1, 2, 4, and 5.
    Funeral information and portrait, "Mayor Dudley Laid to Rest," 5/3/1925, pp. 1, 2, and 7, including text of funeral sermon. El Paso Times .
  • Richard Moberly Dudley, birth date 1/1/1861 in Waco, Kentucky; death date 5/1/1925 in El Paso; retired R.R. contractor, mayor of El Paso. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Richard Moberley Dudley, R.M.D. (1860-1925), burial in Evergreen Alameda Cemetery, El Paso, El Paso County. Find a Grave .
  • DUDLEY, RICHARD M. (1862-1925). Birth date 1/1/1862. Handbook of Texas Online .
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