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Fred Mauritz Fred Mauritz
Full Name: Fred Mauritz
Date of birth: March 16, 1882
Date of death: May 24, 1947

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 18 Jan 9, 1945 - May 24, 1947 50th (1)   49th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
S 18 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 9, 1945 48th (2) (3)   47th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson Senate President Pro Tempore (48th)   Aransas, Atascosa, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Jackson, Karnes, Live Oak, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria, Wilson
H 22 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Jackson, Wharton
H 22 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Ganado / Jackson   Jackson, Wharton
(1) In Senate, John J. Bell, in special election 8/23/1947, sworn 9/20/1947, succeeded to unexpired term of Fred Mauritz, died 5/24/1947. In House, Tom Cheatham, in special election 11/8/1947, succeeded John J. Bell, resigned 6/15/1947. Cheatham's first session was 51st Regular. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) "Second President Pro Tem of Tex. Senate Elected," 3/11/1943, p. 1. Mauritz elected president pro tem "to serve until the return of either Lieut. Gov. John Lee Smith or the regular president pro tem, Vernon Lemons, a first lieutenant stationed at the Tank Destroyer Training Center, Camp Hood." Waxahachie Daily Light.
(3) 48th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 3/10/1943 to serve until the return of President Pro Tempore Vernon Lemens. Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 50th Legislature, R.S., SR 137, 6/6/1947, p. 1535. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Relatives: W. N. "Bill" Patman - son-in-law, Fred Mauritz - father-in-law; W. N. "Bill" Patman - son, Congressman Wright Patman - father. Senate Biographies, 63rd Legislature, 1973.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 44th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 45th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 47th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 49th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Fred Mauritz, 50th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 47th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 48th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 49th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 50th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 44th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, east wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 45th session composite photo of House members (3rd floor back hall, west wall. 3W.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Photo of the Nils P. Mauritz family. Photo included in the traveling exhibit: "From Smaland, Sweden, to Big Land Texas." Relatives Fred Mauritz and Theophilus Mauritz - brothers. Williamson Museum.
  • Committee Informationtop
    50th R.S. - 1947
    Aeronautics  
    Agriculture  
    Congressional Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Nominations of Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Health (Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    49th R.S. - 1945
    Agriculture  
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expense  
    Finance  
    Game and Fish  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Internal Improvements  
    Investigating Committee  
    Nominations of the Governor  
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    48th R.S. - 1943
    Banking  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Feed Shortage, Investigation, Special  
    Finance (Vice Chair) 
    Game and Fish  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Investigating, Special  
    Labor  
    Nominations of the Governor (Vice Chair) 
    Oil, Gas and Conservation  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Representative Districts (Vice Chair) 
    Rules  
    State Affairs  
    State Departments and Institutions  
    State Penitentiaries  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    47th R.S. - 1941
    Agriculture  
    Banking (Vice Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills  
    Highways and Motor Traffic  
    Labor  
    Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
    Penitentiaries  
    Prison System, Investigation  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Representative Districts (Vice Chair) 
    State Affairs  
    Stock and Stock Raising  
    Towns and City Corporations  
    45th R.S. - 1937
    Cement Manufacturers  
    Delegation to U.S. Congress on Agricultural Matters, Special  
    Interstate Cooperation  
    Oil, Gas and Mining  
    Revenue and Taxation  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    44th R.S. - 1935
    Banks and Banking  
    Claims and Accounts  
    Conservation and Reclamation  
    Counties  
    State Affairs  
    Wage Scales of State Highway Department, Special  
     

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