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Robert Emmet Cofer

Robert E. Cofer
Full Name: Robert Emmet Cofer
Birth date: September 20, 1870
Death date: February 15, 1944

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 32nd (2) (3) & 31st (1) (4) Legislatures
    1/12/1909 - 9/27/1911
    Democrat
(1) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture) 1910.
(2) Cofer resigned 9/27/1911. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(3) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(4) 31st Legislature - Roll Call of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1909, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Photographs

Other Resources

  • Discussion of Cofer & Cofer law firm and involvement in the Chambers sisters' claim to land under Texas Capitol building, p. 89. Austin Lawyers: A Legacy of Leadership and Service 2005.
  • Obituary, "Ex-Sen. Cofer Dies at Home," 2/15/1944, pp. 1, 2. Austin Statesman .
  • "Criticized Legislature in Commencement Address: R.E. Cofer Declares That Strong, Educated Christian Men Are Needed to Make Laws," 6/8/1909, p. 1. Notes Cofer's address to the State University, Austin, June 8. Brownwood Bulletin .
  • Died 2/15/1944, Austin Statesman, p. 1. Card File .
  • In memoriam - Robert Emmet Cofer. State Senator from 1908 - 1911. Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches - The University of Texas at Austin, Office of the General Faculty .
  • "Former State Senator Robert Cofer Dies," Austin, Feb. 15. 2/16/1944, p. 7. San Antonio Express .
  • Guide to the UT School of Law History Files at the Tarlton Law Library: includes several citations to materials re. Robert E. Cofer - "Cofer Incident 1920-21", speeches re. Cofer's "political activities." Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin 2009.
  • Memorial, April 1944, p. 131. Resigned 1911 to become professor of law at The University of Texas. Texas Bar Journal .
  • Biographical sketch, Robert E. Cofer, Volume II, pp. 69-70. Born 9/20/1870 in Nashville, Tennessee; resigned from state Senate in 1913. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.
  • "Academic Freedom, 1917." Winter 2004, p. 45. Describes University of Texas investigation of Robert E. Cofer for statement at county fair supporting Governor James Edward Ferguson's political opponent. UT Law Magazine .
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