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Margie E. Neal Margie E. Neal
Full Name: Mary Elizabeth "Margie" Neal
Date of birth: April 20, 1875
Date of death: December 19, 1971

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 2 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1) (2)   42nd (3)   Democrat Carthage / Panola Senate President Pro Tempore (43rd)   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
S 2 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (4) (5) (6)   40th (7)   Democrat Carthage / Panola Senate President Pro Tempore (41st)   Gregg, Harrison, Panola, Rusk, Shelby
(1) 43rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 2nd C.S., elected 2/27/1934. Senate Journal.
(2) 43rd Legislature - 1/10/1933, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Media.
(3) 42nd Legislature - 1/13/1931, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Newly-Elected Senators." Senate Journal.
(4) 41st Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Ad Interim 1st C.S., elected 5/21/1929. Senate Journal.
(5) "Fifteen State Senators Must Seek Re-Election in Summer", 1/3/1930, p. 2. Big Spring Daily Herald.
(6) 41st Legislature - 1/8/1929, p. 1, listed in "Roll Call of Holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(7) 40th Legislature - 1/11/1927, p. 1, listed in "Certificate of New Senators" and "Roll Call of New Senators." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 59th Legislature, R.S., SR 507, 90th birthday. First woman member of first Democratic Executive Committee (1918) and delegate to Democratic Convention in San Francisco the first year ladies were delegates (1920). Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 74th Legislature, R.S., SR 1069. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Portrait and biography, Mary Elizabeth (Margie) Neal, pp. 81-84. Second woman elected to the Texas Legislature and first woman to serve in the Texas Senate. Capitol Women: Texas Female Legislators, 1923-1999, 2000.
  • Photos and biography, Carthage, Texas, 2004.
  • A Guide to the Margie E. Neal Papers, 1875-1953, biographical sketch. Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006.
  • Biographical sketch, "Margie E. Neal: First Woman Senator in Texas," by Walter L. Harris, Volume 11, pp. 40-50, Spring 1973. East Texas Historical Journal.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, from Votes for Women! The Women's Suffrage Movement in Texas, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • NEAL, MARGIE ELIZABETH (1875-1971). First woman in the Texas Senate. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Margie E. Neal, 40th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Margie E. Neal, 41st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Margie E. Neal, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Margie E. Neal, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 40th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 41st session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 42nd session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, east wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • 43rd session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • "Lone Star Lore: Margie Neal," Volume 6, No. 17, August 15, 2002, p. 6. Capitol Clearinghouse Update.
  • Committee Informationtop
    43rd R.S. - 1933
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Contingent Expense  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Poet Laureate Selection, Special  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    State Penitentiaries  
    42nd R.S. - 1931
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Contingent Expense  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debt (Vice Chair) 
    Public Health  
    State Institutions and Departments  
    41st R.S. - 1929
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacture  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts (Vice Chair) 
    State Institutions and Departments  
    40th R.S. - 1927
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Contingent Expenses  
    Educational Affairs (Vice Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Judicial Districts  
    Privileges and Elections (Chair) 
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Public Debts  
    Rules (Chair) 
    State Song (Chair) 
     

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