Lt. Marshall Formby

Marshall Clinton Formby

Full Name: Marshall Clinton Formby, Jr.
Date of birth: April 12, 1911
Date of death: December 27, 1984

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 9, 1945 47th   48th   Democrat McAdoo / Dickens   Andrews, Bailey, Borden, Cochran, Cottle, Crosby, Dawson, Dickens, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Howard, Kent, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Martin, Motley, Stonewall, Terry, Yoakum

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Private. "State Senator Formby Waives Deferment to Become Army Private," 5/12/1942. Dallas Morning News.
  • World War II service, Corporal in officers' training at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, "Legislature Faces Problem of Absences: Men in Armed Forces Can't Get Leave to Attend Sessions," 1/1/1943. Dallas Morning News.
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant. "Marshall Formby Does Not Seek Re-election," Crosbyton Review, 4/28/1944, p. 1, crediting the Crosby County Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • "In addition to his tireless devotion to the people of the State of Texas, his term as a state senator was interrupted by his service in World War II with the Army engineers in the European Theatre." 69th Legislature, R.S., SR 15. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Pictured in uniform in 48th Senate composite photo and listed as Lt. Marshall Formby. State Preservation Board.
  • United States Army. Photo and salute. With Honor and Gratitude: A Special Thank You to Our Texas Senate Members Who Served Our Country, 2017.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

48th R.S. - 1943
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expense  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
Enrolled Bills  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
Public Printing  
Senatorial Districts (Vice Chair) 
State Penitentiaries  
Stock and Stock Raising  
47th R.S. - 1941
Agricultural Conditions, Special  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Federal Relations (Vice Chair) 
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
State Institutions and Departments  
Stock and Stock Raising (Chair) 

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