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Richard Franklin Cates

R.F. Cates
Full Name: Richard Franklin "Frank" Cates
Birth date: October 4, 1869
Death date: December 14, 1954

Terms of Service

  • House, 35th Legislature
    1/9/1917 - 1/14/1919
  • House, 34th (1) Legislature
    2/9/1915 - 1/9/1917
(1) R.F. Cates, sworn 2/9/1915, succeeded Sampson Connell, died 1/10/1915. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • R. Frank Cates, birth date 10/4/1869, death date 12/15/1954, burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Williamson County, with spouse Ida White Cates. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • R.F. Cates, editor and publisher, born in Texas, age 48 (in 1917), died 12/14/1954. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
  • Obituary, "Death Claims Frank Cates Early Tuesday," The Bartlett Tribune and News (Bartlett, Texas), 12/17/1954, p. 1, crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett. Editor of The Bartlett Tribune for 30 years; "served four years in the House of Representatives and was the author of the Publications Act which made journalistic history at that time." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch and photo, Richard Franklin Cates, "Who's Who in Texas and Why," Austin American, 5/12/1917, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - R.F. Cates, postoffice Bartlett, age 46, editor, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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