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Robert Emmett Carswell

R.E. Carswell
Full Name: Robert Emmett Carswell
Birth date: February 10, 1853
Death date: August 1, 1921

Terms of Service

  • House, 30th Legislature
    1/8/1907 - 1/12/1909
  • House, 29th Legislature
    1/10/1905 - 1/8/1907

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Robert Emmett Carswell, Carthage, Texas. Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Kentucky University, 1876, Graduates - Session of 1875-6, Commercial College, College of Law, pp. 54-55. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935; Carswell Family Tree. Ancestry.com .
  • Robert E. Carswell, birth date 2/10/1853 in Georgia; death date 8/1/1921 in Decatur, Wise County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • R.E. Carswell (1853-1921), burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Decatur, Wise County. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch, "To the People of the Second Supreme Judicial District: Notice of R.E. Carswell, of Decatur, Texas," "as a candidate to fill unexpired term of Judge I.W. Stephens as Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals of said district," Wise County Messenger, 6/12/1908, p. 1. Born in Georgia in 1853, served in 29th-30th Legislatures from Wise County. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Obituary, "Jurist and Good Citizen Dies Here: Robert E. Carswell, One of the State's Most Prominent Lawyers, Is Gone," Wise County Messenger, 8/5/1921, p. 1. Born in Georgia, 2/12/1853; "Wise County's representative in the legislature for two terms." Death date Monday, 8/1/1921. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - R.E. Carswell, postoffice Decatur, nativity Georgia, age 51 (born circa 1854), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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