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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
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., SR 28, 2/1/1949. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 69th Legislature, R.S., SR 15. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • FORMBY, MARSHALL CLINTON, JR. (1911-1984). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, July 1985, p. 873. Texas Bar Journal.
  • 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.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Lt. Marshall Formby, 48th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Marshall Formby, 47th 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.
  • Committee Informationtop
    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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