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Elmer Emory Bedell

E.E. Bedell
Full Name: Elmer Emory Bedell
Birth date: April 18, 1875
Death date: February 14, 1959

Terms of Service

  • House, 36th Legislature
    1/14/1919 - 1/11/1921
  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Elmer Emory Bedell, birth date 4/18/1875, death date 2/14/1959 in Tyler, Smith County, retired politician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Elmer E. Bedell, birth date 4/18/1875, death date 2/14/1959, burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Swan, Smith County. Find a Grave .
  • Obituary and photo, Elmer Emory Bedell, "Former County Demo Chairman E.E. Bedell Dies," 2/15/1959, pp. 1, 8. "Mr. Bedell was elected a representative of Smith County for two terms. And while representing the county, Mr. Bedell found himself involved in passing a law requiring free textbooks for students in public schools, giving women the right to vote and impeachment proceedings against Jim Ferguson. The textbook law was one of the first major educational steps taken by the state, and Mr. Bedell saw action on the law as a member of the committee which drafted the textbook law." Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph .
  • Editorial, E.E. Bedell, 2/18/1959, p. 4. Tyler Morning Telegraph .

Committee Information

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