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C.V. Terrell C.V. Terrell
Full Name: Charles Vernon Terrell
Date of birth: May 2, 1861
Date of death: November 17, 1959

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jul 28, 1910 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd (1) (2)   31st (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)   Democrat Decatur / Wise Senate President Pro Tempore (32nd)   Denton, Montague, Wise
S 31 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 26th (8)   25th (9)   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Denton, Montague, Wise
(1) 32nd Legislature - 1/10/1911, p. 1, listed in Roll Call with "holdover Senators." Senate Journal.
(2) 32nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 7/31/1911, 1st C.S. Senate Journal.
(3) "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, 1884.
(4) "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, 1884.
(5) Elected at special election 7/23/1910 to succeed J.P. Hayter, resigned. Card File.
(6) J.P. Hayter resigned after 2nd Called Session, 1909 - succeeded by C.V. Terrell, elected at the special election 7/23/1910. Card File.
(7) 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.
(8) 26th Legislature - 1/10/1899, p. 1, listed in "roll of hold-over Senators." Senate Journal.
(9) 25th Legislature - 1/12/1897, p. 1, listed in "roll of Senators-elect." Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HCR68. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch - Charles Vernon Terrell, Texas under many flags, 1930, v. 2, pp. 45-47. HeritageQuest Online, 1999.
  • 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.
  • Mentioned in George Butler Terrell biographical sketch, "Terrill/Terrill/Tyrrell Lines." RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.
  • "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.
  • Biographical sketches of members of the 25th Legislature, Texas State Government: a Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 1897.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. C.V. Terrell, 32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, east wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947, Mexia Daily News. NewspaperARCHIVE.com, 2008.
  • Railroad Commissioners Past through Present, with dates of service. Railroad Commission of Texas, 2007.
  • Author - Austin, Tex.: C.V. Terrell, 1948, 336 pgs. Terrells: Eighty-Five Years Texas from Indians to Atomic Bomb, 1948.
  • TERRELL, CHARLES VERNON (1861-1959). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, February 1960, p. 90. Texas Bar Journal, 1938.
  • Terrell, Charles Vernon. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    32nd R.S. - 1911
    Congressional Districts  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Public Printing  
    State Asylums  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
    Public Health  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    State Asylums  
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Colored Deaf, Dumb & Blind Asylum, Special Committee to Investigate Charges against  
    Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
    Educational Affairs  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural & Mechanical College, Prairie View Normal, and Sam Houston Normal, Special  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Federal Relations  
    Investigation Relative to Missing Amendment to S.B. No. 258 - Text-book Bill, Special  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Privileges and Election  
    Public Printing  
    Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Treasury and Comptroller's Office  

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