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Governor of Texas by 54,499 Texas citizens and was elected in the 1938 first primary with 573,166 votes, a clear majority over 12 opponents, the first victory of this nature in the history of the State; reelected for second term in the 1940 first primary with 645,646 votes, a clear majority over 6 opponents; elected to the United States Senate at a special election June 28, 1941, to fill vacancy in term ending January 3, 1943, caused by death of Hon. Morris Sheppard, and took his seat August 4, 1941; reelected to the United States Senate at general election November 3, 1942, for term ending January 3, 1949; is actively sponsoring an amendment to the Constitution which would limit to 6 years the tenure of office of all elected Federal officials.
FIRST DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Bowie, Cass, Delta, Franklin, Harrison, Hopkins, Lamar, Marion,
Morris, Red River, and Titus (11 counties). Population (1940), 306,803.
WRIGHT PATMAN, Democrat, of Texarkana, Tex.; born near Hughes Springs, Cass County, Tex., August 6, 1893; finished high school at Hughes Springs, 1912; received LL. B. degree, Cumberland University, 1916; United States Army, '1917-19, enlisted man and first lieutenant-machine gun officer; married Miss Merle Connor, of Winnsboro, Tex., February 14, 1919; they have three sons, all having served in World War II: Connor, attorney, Texarkana, Tex.; Harold, student, Texarkana Junior College; and William Neff, student, University of Texas; member of Texas Legislature for 4 years; district attorney, fifth judicial district of Texas, 5 years; elected in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress and reelected to each succeeding Congress; member of the Banking and Currency Committee of the House of Representatives; member of House Committee on Small Business; member of joint House and Senate Committee on the economic report; member of select Joint Committee on Housing; he and all members of his family affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Texarkana, Tex.; member of Masons, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans; associate member of National Press Club, member of State Bar Association and admitted to practice before Supreme Court of the United States. SECOND DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Angelina, Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Newton, Orange, Sa.
bine, San Augustine, Shelby, and Tyler (11 counties). Population (1940), 331,069. J. M. COMBS, Democrat, of Beaumont, Tex.; born in Center, Tex., July 7, 1889; married Katherine Alford; two sons, Melvin M. and Lamar G.; lawyer; county judge of Hardin County, Tex., 1919-20; district judge of the Seventy-fifth district, 1923–25; associate justice of the Ninth Court of Civil Appeals, 1933–43; member and president of the board of trustees of South Park Schools (Beaumont), 1926–40; president of the board of trustees of Lamar College (Beaumont), 1940–44; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress on November 7, 1944; reelected to the Eightieth Congress.
THIRD DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Camp, Gregg, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood
(8 eounties). Population (1940), 292,631. LINDLEY BECKWORTH, Democrat, of Upshur County, Tex., Gladewater, Route 2; born in South Bouie community, Kaufman County, Tex., June 30, 1913, the son of O. J. Beckworth, who came to Smith County, Tex., from Georgia in 1900, and the late Josie Slaughter Beckworth, of near Edgewood, Van Zandt County, Tex.; reared on farm; attended public schools in Upshur and Camp Counties, East Texas State Teachers College, Sam Houston State Teachers College, and Southern Methodist University; taught school 3 years; studied law at Baylor University and the University of Texas; was admitted to the bar in 1937; member of the State house of representatives, 1936–38; married to Miss Eloise Carter, of Tyler, Tex., June 27, 1942; three children, Lindley G. (Gary) Beckworth, Jr., Carter Otis Beckworth,
and Mary Eloise Beckworth; nominated for the Seventysixth Congress in the Democratic primary of 1938, defeating the incumbent and three others; elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress; reelected to the Seventyseventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses; in last two races he received clear majority over two opponents first primary and carried in both races seven of eight third district counties. FOURTH DISTRICT:-COUNTIES: Collin, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, and Rockwall
(7 counties). Population (1940), 259,239.
SAM RAYBURN, Democrat, of Bonham, Tex., was born January 6, 1882, in Roane County, Tenn., son of W. M. and Martha Waller Rayburn; is a graduate of the East Texas College; studied law in the University of Texas; is a lawyer by profession; served 6 years as a member of the Texas Legislature, the last 2 years as speaker of the house of representatives; was elected to the Sixty-third, Sixtyfourth, Sixty-fifth, Sixty-sixth, Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, Seventieth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, Seventy-third, Seventy-fourth, Seventy-fifth, Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, and Seventy-ninth Congresses; reelected to the Eightieth Congress; majority leader, Seventy-fifth and Seventysixth Congresses; elected Speaker on September 16, 1940, to fill out the unexpired term of the late Speaker, William B. Bankhead, Seventy-sixth Congress; reelected Speaker of the Seventy-seventh Congress on January 3, 1941; reelected Speaker of the Seventy-eighth Congress on January 6, 1943; reelected Speaker of the Seventyninth Congress on January 3, 1945; elected minority leader, Eightieth Congress. FIFTH DISTRICT.-DALLAS County. Population (1940), 398,564.
J. FRANK WILSON, Democrat, of Dallas, Tex.; born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., March 18, 1901, son of Jodie J. Wilson and Willie Cole Wilson; attended Corsicana elementary schools and at the age of 12 moved to the Panhandle of Texas, Memphis, Tex., and attended the public schools until 1916; enrolled in Peacock Military College at San Antonio, Tex., during the First World War; in 1918 attended Tennessee Military Institute at Sweetwater, Tenn., in a student training corps, and was elevated to first sergeant; in 1919 entered Baylor University and was graduated in 1923 with LL. B. degree; practiced law in Dallas, Tex., from 1923 to present date; president of Dallas Bar Association in 1942; chairman of Democratic County Executive Committee from 1942 to 1945; appointed district judge in September 1943, and served during that year and 1944; married Ruby Lee Hopkins of Alba, Tex., in 1926; two children-J. Frank Wilson, Jr., deceased, and Marion Sue Wilson, 14 years of age; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946. SIXTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Brazos, Ellis, Freestone, Hill, Leon, Limestone, Navarro, and Robert.
son (8 counties). Population (1940), 262,735. OLIN E. TEAGUE, Democrat, of College Station, Tex.; born in Woodward, Okla., April 6, 1910, the son of James Martin Teague, a native Texan from Lampasas, and Ida Teague; attended Texas Agriculture and Mechanical College, 1928–32; married former Freddie Dunman of Fort Worth, Tex.; three childrenJames M. Teague, age 12; John O. Teague, age 11; and Jill Virginia, age 2 years; employed in the United States Post Office at College Station, Tex., from college days until October 1940, when he left his position as South Station superintendent to volunteer for army service; previously served 3 years as enlisted man in National Guard; commissioned second lieutenant in Officers Reserve Corps on finishing Texas A. & M.; commanded First Battalion, Three Hundred and Fourteenth Infantry, Seventy-ninth Division; was in combat 6 months, wounded number of times, decorated 11 times; discharged as colonel, Infantry, at Walter Reed General Hospital, September 1946, to take seat in Congress; awarded Silver Star with two clusters, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with two clusters, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Army Commendation Ribbon, French Croix de Guerre with Palm; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress on August 24, 1946, to fill the unexpired term of Judge Luther A. Johnson, resigned; reelected to the Eightieth Congress.
SEVENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Anderson, Cherokee, Grimes, Henderson, Houston, Madison,
Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker (12 counties). Population (1940), 299,721.
TOM PICKETT, Democrat, of Palestine, Tex.; born August 14, 1906, at Travis, Falls County, Tex., son of J. D. and Helen Mackey Pickett; attended the Palestine public schools and the University of Texas; licensed to practice law in 1929; elected county attorney of Anderson County in 1930, serving 1931-35; elected district attorney, third judicial district of Texas, in 1934, serving 1935–45; married Louise Watson, of Athens, Tex., August 30, 1938, and they have two daughters; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress on November 7, 1944, and reelected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946.
EIGHTH DISTRICT.-HARRIS COUNTY. Population (1940), 528,961.
ALBERT THOMAS, Democrat, of Houston, Tex.; born in Nacogdoches, Tex., April 12, 1898; A. B. and LL. B. degrees; World War I veteran; married; two children; was elected to Seventy-fifth and succeeding Congresses.
NINTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Austin, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend,
Galveston, Goliad, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Victoria, Waller, and Wharton (15 counties). Population (1940), 355,317.
CLARK WALLACE THOMPSON, Democrat, of Galveston, Tex.; born in La Crosse, Wis., August 6, 1896; moved to Oregon in 1901; attended the University of Oregon; enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1917; commissioned second lieutenant December 1918; moved to Galveston after the war; married Libbie Moody of Galveston; two children, Clark Wallace, Jr. and Libbie Thompson Walker; has been in business in Galveston ever since, except while serving as a member of the Seventy-third Congress in which he filled the unexpired term of the late Clay Stone Briggs and during the Second World War when he was on active duty with the Marine Corps from November 1940 to May 1946; retired as colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve; reelected to the Eightieth Congress, August 23, 1947, to fill the unexpired term of the late J. J. Mansfield.
TENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Bastrop, Blanco, Burleson, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Lee, Travis,
Washington, and Williamson (10 counties). Population (1940), 286,110. LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON, Democrat, of Johnson City, Tex.; B. S. degree, Southwest Texas State Teachers College at San Marcos, in 1930; attended Georgetown Law School, 1935; elected to the Seventy-fifth Congress from a field of 10 candidates at a special election held on April 10, 1937, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of James P. Buchanan, of Brenham, Tex.; nominated in Democratic primary July 23, 1938, without opposition; reelected to the Seventysixth Congress November 8, 1938; nominated in Democratic primary July 27, 1940, without opposition; reelected to the Seventy-seventh Congress November 5, 1940, without opposition; candidate to fill vacancy created by death of United States Senator Morris Sheppard; defeated June 28, 1941, by 1,311 votes; reelected to the Seventy-eighth Congress, November 3, 1942, without opposition; reelected to the Seventy-ninth Congress, November 7, 1944; reelected to the Eightieth Congress, November 5, 1946; parents, Sam Ealy and Rebekah Baines Johnson; married Lady Bird Taylor, November 17, 1934; daughter, Lynda Bird Johnson, born March 19, 1944; daughter, Lucy Baines Johnson, born July 2, 1947; member, Armed Services Committee and Joint Committee on Atomic Energy.
ELEVENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan, and Milam (6 counties).
Population (1940), 251,852.
WILLIAM ROBERT (BOB) POAGE, Democrat, of Waco, McLennan County, Tex., was born in that city on December 28, 1899, son of William A. and Helen Conger Poage; spent his childhood and received his first education in Throckmorton County, Tex.; attended Baylor University, the University of Colorado, and the University of Texas, receiving his A. B. and LL. B. degrees from Baylor; was admitted to the bar in 1924, and practiced in Waco until elected to Congress; member of the Texas House of Representatives, 1925–29, and of the Texas State Senate, 1931-37; member of the American Legion; married Frances L. Cotton, February 14, 1938; was elected to the Seventy-fifth Congress in 1936 and reelected to the Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventyninth, and Eightieth Congresses.
TWELFTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Hood, Johnson, Parker, Somervell, and Tarrant (5 counties).
Population (1940), 286,132.
WINGATE H. LUCAS, Democrat, of Grapevine, Tex.; born May 1, 1908, in Grapevine; attended North Texas Teachers College, Oklahoma A. & M., and Texas University; lawyer; served as an enlisted man in the European Theater of Operations in World War II; married Jerry Clark of Virginia on September 15, 1936; four children-Mary Dell, 7, Wingate H., Jr., 442, William Clark, 3, and Joyce Christine, 1; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946. THIRTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Cooke, Denton, Foard, Hardeman,
Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young (15 counties). Population (1940), 279,924.
ED GOSSETT, Democrat, of Wichita Falls, Tex.; born in sawmill camp in Sabine Parish, La., January 27, 1902; reared on farms in Clay and Garza Counties, Tex.; received A. B. degree from the University of Texas in 1924 and LL, B. degree in 1927; practiced law for 11 years in Vernon and Wichita Falls, Tex.; served as district attorney of the forty-sixth judicial district, 1933–37; married
Mary Helen Moseley, of Quanah, Tex., on May 20, 1939; 5 children; elected to Seventy-sixth, Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses.
FOURTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Brooks, Comal, De Witt, Duval, Gonzales, Guadalupe, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen,
Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and Wilson (19 counties). Population (1940), 368,764.
JOHN E. LYLE, JR., Democrat, Corpus Christi, Tex.; born September 4; 1910, Wise County, Tex.; profession, lawyer; member of Texas Legislature, forty-seventh and forty-eighth sessions from the seventy-first district of Texas; veteran, World War II; married Gertrude Swanner, whose home was Winnsboro, Tex.; elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress; reelected to the Eightieth Congress.
FIFTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Cameron, Dimmit, Frio, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, La Salle, Maver.
ick, Medina, Start, Webb, Willacy, Zapata, and Zavala (13 counties). Population (1940), 334,616. MILTON H. WEST, Democrat, of Brownsville, Tex.
SIXTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Ector, El Paso, Glass
cock, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Midland, Pecos, Presidio, Reagan, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward, and Winkler (19 counties). Population (1940), 230,700.
KENNETH MILLS REGAN, Democrat, of Midland, Midland County, Tex.; born at Mount Morris, Ill., March 6, 1893, the son of John B. and Ella Calvert Regan; educated in the public schools of Mount Morris and attended Vincennes University for 3 years; real estate and oil operator and land owner; president of the Pecos, Tex., Chamber of Commerce; alderman of the city of Pecos for 3 years and served two terms as mayor of that city; served two terms as senator of the Twenty-ninth Senatorial District, Texas legislature;
saw service in World Wars I and II with rank of captain in each; married Miss Roberta McGary of Roswell, N. Mex.; elected to fill unexpired term of Robert Ewing Thomason at special election held August 23, 1947.
SEVENTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Callahan, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Fisher, Hamilton,
Jones, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Shackelford, Stephens, and Taylor (12 counties). Population (1940), 230,010.
OMAR BURLESON, Democrat, of Anson, Tex.; born March 19, 1906, son of J. M. and Betty Burleson; education: public schools; Abilene Christian College and Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Tex.; and Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.;
lawyer; county attorney and county judge of Jones County; special agent of F. B. I.;
secretary to former Congressman Sam Russell, of the Seventeenth District of Texas; general counsel, Housing Authority for District of Columbia; 3 years in the United States Navy with duty from New Guinea to Okinawa; released from active duty in April 1946; married Ruth De Weese in 1929; member, Masonic Lodge and Church of Christ; member, board of trustees of Abilene Christian College; elected to the Eightieth Congress on November 5, 1946.
EIGHTEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Armstrong, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Collings.
worth, Cottle, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Donley, Gray, Hall, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Motley, Moore, Ocbiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Swisher, and Wheeler (28 counties). Population (1940), 239,736.
EUGENE WORLEY, Democrat, Shamrock, Tex.; education: Shamrock public schools, Texas A. and M., and University of Texas School of Law; member Texas Legislature 6 years; married Ann Spivy of Bonham, Tex., 1937; three children; member American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars; elected to Seventyseventh Congress; Veteran World War II; reelected to Seventy-eighth Congress; reelected to the Seventy-ninth and Eightieth Congresses; member, Committee on Agriculture.
NINETEENTH DISTRICT.-COUNTIES: Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Dick.
ens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Haskell, Hockley, Howard, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Mitchell, Scurry, Stonewall, Terry, and Yoakum (25 counties). Population (1940), 275,339. GEORGE H. MAHON, Democrat, Colorado City, Tex.; born September 22, 1900, near Haynesville, La., son of J. K. and Lola Brown Mahon; moved to Mitchell County, Tex., 1908, reared on a farm; attended rural school, graduated from Loraine High School; B. A., Simmons University, Abilene, 1924; LL. B., University of Texas, 1925; attended University of Minnesota in 1925; married Helen Stevenson, of Loraine, Tex., 1923; one daughter-Daphne, born 1927; elected county attorney, Mitchell County, 1926; appointed district attorney, thirty-second judicial district, 1927; elected district attorney 1928, 1930, 1932; elected in 1934 to Seventy-fourth Congress and to each succeeding Congress. TWENTIETH DISTRICT.-COUNTY: Bexar. Population (1940), 338,176.
PAUL J. KILDAY, Democrat, of San Antonio, Tex.; born in Sabinal, Uvalde County, Tex., March 29, 1900, son of Pat and Mary (Tallant) Kilday; moved with his parents to San Antonio, Tex., in 1904; attended the San Antonio public schools, St. Mary's Parochial School, and St. Mary's College at San Antonio, Tex.; was graduated from Main Avenue High School and from Georgetown University, Washington, D. C., with LL. B. degree, in 1922; attorney at law; married Miss Cecile Newton, of San Antonio, in 1932, and they have two daughters- Mary Catherine and Betty Ann; elected to the Seventy-sixth Congress in 1938 and reelected to the Seventy-seventh, Seventy-eighth, Seventy-ninth, and Eightieth Congresses. TWENTY-FIRST DISTRICT.-COUNties: Bandera, Brown, Coke, Coleman, Concho, Edwards, Gilles
pie, Irion, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Lampasas, Llano, McCulloch, Mason, Menard, Mills, Real, Runnels, San Saba, Schleicher, Sterling, Sutton, Tom Green, Uvalde, and Val Verde (27 counties). Population (1940), 258,425.
O. CLARK FISHER, Democrat, of San Angelo, Tex.; was born on a stockfarm in Kimble County, Tex., November 22, 1903; is one of ten children born to Jobe and Rhoda (Clark) Fisher; graduated from Junction High School and attended Texas and Baylor universities, receiving LL. B. degree from the latter; author of It Occurred in Kimble, a historical narrative of his native county, published in 1937; owns and operates a ranch and stockfarm; is married and has one daughter; served as county attorney, State representative, and district attorney before election to Congress in 1942; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses and has served on the Immigration, Roads, Flood Control, Rivers and Harbors, Elections, and Education and Labor committees, serving as Chairman of the Committee on Elections No. 3 during the Seventy-ninth Congress.
ARTHUR VIVIAN WATKINS, Republican, of Orem, Utah; born at Midway, Utah, December 18, 1886; attended Brigham Young University 1903–6; attended New York University, New York City, 1909–10; Columbia University Law School, 1911-12, graduated with LL. B. degree, 1912; admitted to practice of law in Utah, 1912; editor of the Vernal Express, 1914; assistant county attorney, Salt Lake