Robert Avant

Robert Vance Avant

Full Name: Robert Vance Avant, Sr.
Date of birth: July 6, 1912
Date of death: November 20, 2012

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 5 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 11, 1944 48th (1)   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison
H 5 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Marshall / Harrison   Harrison

(1) Avant resigned 1/11/1944. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, World War II. "Upon adjournment of the legislative session in 1943, Robert resigned from the House of Representatives and joined the U.S. Army where he served with the Judge Advocate General." Obituary, Robert Avant Sr., 11/25/2012. Austin American-Statesman.
  • Private, United States Army, World War II. Robert V. Avant, born 1912 in Texas, event date 1/21/1944 in Tyler, Texas. FamilySearch United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946.

Other Resources

  • Robert V. Avant, birth date 7/6/1912, death date 11/20/2012. FamilySearch United States Social Security Death Index.
  • Robert Vance Avant, Sr., birth date 7/6/1912, death date 11/20/2012, burial in Smyrna Cemetery, Harleton, Harrison County. Inscriptions and seals of United States Army, The State of Texas. Find a Grave.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

48th R.S. - 1943
Conservation and Reclamation  
Labor (Chair) 
Revenue and Taxation  
47th R.S. - 1941
Conservation and Reclamation  
Federal Relations  

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