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Charles Vernon Terrell

C.V. Terrell
Full Name: Charles Vernon Terrell
Birth date: May 2, 1861
Death date: November 17, 1959

Terms of Service

(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) "Candidates For Next Legislature...Preliminary Survey of Situation Looks Unfavorable for Submission in 32d...Positions of Aspirants...", 7/10/1910, p. 20. Includes a list of candidates for the special election to be held on 7/23/1910. "C.V. Terrell, Decatur." Galveston Daily News .
(3) "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 .
(4) Elected at special election 7/23/1910 to succeed J.P. Hayter, resigned. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
(5) J.P. Hayter resigned after 2nd Called Session, 1909 - succeeded by C.V. Terrell, elected at the special election 7/23/1910. Legislative Reference Library Card File .
(6) Charles V. Terrell, sworn 7/28/1910, succeeded John P. Hayter, resigned 6/15/1910. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(7) 32nd Legislature - Roll Call of holdover Senators, 1/10/1911, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(8) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal .
(9) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • TERRELL, CHARLES VERNON (1861-1959). Handbook of Texas Online .
  • "He served as a first lieutenant and captain of the Decatur Rifles and led the militia unit at the Fort Worth railroad strike when Governor John Ireland called out the state guard." Handbook of Texas Online .
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947. Mexia Daily News .
  • Biographical sketches, Samuel Terrell, C.V. Terrell, and John J. Terrell, pp. 244-249, including Charles Vernon Terrell, pp. 246-247. Pioneer History of Wise County: From Red Men to Railroads - Twenty Years of Intrepid History 1907.
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas .
  • Mentioned in George Butler Terrell biographical sketch, Terrill/Terrill/Tyrrell Lines. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service .
  • Memorial, February 1960, p. 90. Texas Bar Journal .
  • "Statesman on Horseback: Judge, Senator, State Treasurer and Railroad Commissioner, C.V. Terrell Was Confidant of Eight Texas Governors," by A. Garland Adair, January 1960, pp. 10-12, biographical sketch, painting & photo. Mentions John Garner. Texas Parade .
  • Terrell, Charles Vernon. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Decatur Rifles, Captain. Grave marker inscription. Texas State Cemetery .
  • Biographical sketch. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.
  • Biographical sketch, Charles Vernon Terrell, Volume II, pp. 45-47. Texas Under Many Flags 1930.
  • Author - Austin, Tex.: C.V. Terrell, 1948, 336 pgs. The Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb 1948.
  • Mentioned in "Wise is a Healthy County," 11/26/1953, p. 1. "The oldest living ex-Senator, Terrell came to Austin in 1897." Wise County Messenger .
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