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Lon A. Smith

Lon A. Smith
Full Name: Alonzo Abner "Lon" Smith
Birth date: March 13, 1869
Death date: October 21, 1947

Terms of Service

(1) "Representatives for Texas Shown": W.T. Davidson of Marshall, in special election 11/20/1920, succeeded unexpired term of Lon A. Smith, elected comptroller 11/2/1920, p. 11, 11/21/1920. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Smith resigned 10/4/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) "Democrats get 310,790 votes of 487,559 in Texas": Results of general election canvass announced. Lon A. Smith elected comptroller November 2, 1920, 12/18/1920, p. 1. San Antonio Express .
(4) "Democrats nominate Davidson," 11/3/1920, p. 9. T.W. Davidson nominated for the State Senate...to fill the vacancy created by resignation of Lon A. Smith of Henderson, elected State Comptroller. San Antonio Express .
(5) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(6) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .
(7) 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 .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • "Friends, State Employees Pay Last Tribute to Lon A. Smith," 10/24/1947, p. 26. "His body lay in state in the senate chamber prior to funeral services." Amarillo Daily News .
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Commander Lon A. Smith, Texas Division, S.C.V., Volume 30, Number 1, January 1922, p. 77. Confederate Veteran .
  • "Lon A. Smith to Quit Seat on Rail Board: Olan R. Van Zandt Decides to Run for Place on Commission," 4/21/1940, pp. 1, 6. Smith announced he would not be a candidate for re-election to the Railroad Commission; former State Senator and Comptroller. Dallas Morning News .
  • Obituary, "Lon A. Smith is Death Victim," 10/22/1947, p. 3. Lubbock Morning Avalanche .
  • Alonzo Abner Smith of Henderson. 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.
    Alonzo Abner Smith, Comptroller of Public Accounts, born 3/13/1869 in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. Biographical sketch, photo, and poem by Lon Smith, "Our State Departments and Those Who Conduct Them," The Austin Statesman, 9/4/1921, p. 5. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) . September 4, 1921 March 22, 1917
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas .
  • Mentioned in "Chronological Listing of Key Events in the History of the Railroad Commission of Texas (1866-1939)." Railroad Commission of Texas .
  • Smith, Lon A. Texas State Cemetery .
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