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Robert Enoch Yantis

R.E. Yantis
Full Name: Robert Enoch Yantis
Birth date: July 22, 1848
Death date: April 13, 1929

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th (2) Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 8/16/1919
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 31st (1) (3) (4) Legislature
    7/28/1910 - 1/10/1911
(1) "Forecast of 32d Legislature: List of Democratic Nominees for Senate and House of Representatives: Elected for the Vacancies: Fifteen New Members of the Thirty-first are Chosen, Three of Them Senators," 8/6/1910, p. 11. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Lloyd T. Smith, in special election 11/4/1919, sworn 5/27/1920, succeeded Robert E. Yantis, resigned 8/16/1919. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) Robert E. Yantis, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded John A. Mobley, resigned 12/22/1909. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 35th-36th Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Robert Enoch Yantis, birth date 7/22/1848 in Kentucky; death date 4/13/1929 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas; residence in Austin; occupation Dpt. of Agriculture, Austin, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Robert Enoch Yantis (1848-1929), burial in Athens Cemetery, Athens, Henderson County. Includes photo, reprint of obituary from Athens Review, 4/18/1929. Find a Grave .
  • "Two New Members: R.E. Yantis of Henderson and Daniel Watson of Hays Assumed Duties During Morning Session," 7/29/1910, p. 2. Includes information from speeches made by both new members. Galveston Daily News .
  • Obituary, Robert Enoch Yantis, "Two Veteran Editors Pass On," La Grange Journal, 4/18/1929, p. 6, crediting Fayette Public Library, Museum and Archives. Veteran Texas newspaper editor and publisher and former statistician for the Texas Department of Agriculture; served two terms in the Texas Legislature. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Listed in "History of Legislative Representatives From This County [Henderson] Compiled," from Athens Weekly Review, 11/10/1938. Henderson County, TXGenWeb Project .
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