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L.H. Bates Lawrence Hughlett Bates
Full Name: Lawrence Hughlett Bates
Date of birth: June 11, 1876
Date of death: May 15, 1933

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 77 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Brownsville / Cameron   Cameron, Willacy
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Resolution of condolence to L.H. Bates on death of brother C.E. Bates, 3/11/1915, p. 950. House Journal.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Lawrence Hughlett Bates, birth date 6/12/1876, death date 5/15/1933, burial in Sabinal Cemetery, Sabinal, Uvalde County. Beaumont Enterprise, 6/25/1910, Former Special Agent of the United States Treasury Department, resigned 1910. Death notice in San Antonio Express, 5/16/1933. Texas Ranger biography by Nancy E. Brown: Regular Ranger, Special Ranger, Co. C: "Lawrence was a State Representive [sic], 77th District, in Brownsville from 1914 through 1917." Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, Col. Lawrence H. Bates, Volume IV, pp. 1947-1949. A History of Texas and Texans, 1916.
  • Military Service Notes
  • Bates, L.H., and Bates, Lawrence. Frontier Battalion, Call Number 401-142. L.H. Bates, Private, Frontier Battalion, Company F, Captain J.A. Brooks Company, 23 years old, born in Uvalde, cattle trader, resided in Brownsville, Cotulla, and Uvalde, sworn to and subscribed 8/4/1899. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935
  • Bates, L.H., Special Rangers, Call Number 401-68. Enlistment, Oath of Service and Description, Ranger Force, Company C, Station Special. L.H. Bates, born in Uvalde, age 41 years, wholesale dealer, single, previous service in U.S. Treasury Department. Ins. Agt. and Ranger service, subscribed and sworn 5/15/1917. Texas Adjutant General Service Records 1836-1935.
  • Other Resources
  • Bates introduced bill to create a new state of South Texas (HJR 40, 34th Legislature, R.S.). "Rep. Bates Would Create New State," 2/8/1915, p. 1. Brownsville Herald.
  • Lawrence H. Bates listed as candidate for representative from the 77th District. "Committee Is Inspecting the Applications," 6/16/1914, p. 1 Brownsville Herald.
  • Lawrence Hubert [sic: Hubet] Bates, birth date 6/11/1876 in Uvalde, death date 5/15/1933 in San Antonio; retired, insurance business. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Lawrence Hughlett Bates, birth date 6/11/1876, registration at Bexar Hotel in San Antonio, occupation U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Gov't. Nearest relative Miss Izora Bates of Corpus Christi. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  • "Lawrence H. Bates, formerly of the Texas Rangers, was today appointed deputy collector of customs at Rio Grande City . . . Mr. Bates has been in Brownsville the past six months as a member of Capt. Brooks company . . . " The Brownsville Daily Herald, 1/21/1899, p. 3. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Death notice, "Lawrence H. Bates Dies in Hospital Here," 5/16/1933, p. 10. "Bates was a member of the Texas Legislature several terms and also a special U.S. Treasury agent for many years." Survivors included Miss Izora Bates of Corpus Christi. San Antonio Express.
  • Funeral notice, Lawrence Hubet Bates, 5/17/1933, p. 9-B. Death date Monday, 5/15/1933. San Antonio Light.
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - L.H. Bates, postoffice Brownsville, no nativity, age, occupation, or years in Texas listed; Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. L.H. Bates, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
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