Dan Dove

Daniel Spencer Dove

Full Name: Daniel Spencer "Dan" Dove
Date of birth: April 12, 1902
Date of death: August 10, 1985

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 61 Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945 48th   Democrat Mexia / Limestone   Limestone
H 61 Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943 47th   Democrat Groesbeck / Limestone   Limestone

Terms of Service top

House District 61
Jan 12, 1943 - Jan 9, 1945
Legislatures: 48th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Mexia / Limestone
Counties in district: Limestone
House District 61
Jan 14, 1941 - Jan 12, 1943
Legislatures: 47th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Groesbeck / Limestone
Counties in district: Limestone

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Genealogy of Dan Dove (Daniel Spencer Dove), courtesy of Joe D. Bardin, 11/24/2020. Relatives: Daniel Campbell Dove, Jr., uncle; Daniel Spencer Dove, nephew. Donated Material.
  • Obituary and photo, "Burial Rites Monday in Kirk Cemetery for Dan Dove, Former County Judge," Groesbeck Journal, 8/15/1985, p. 8, section A. Obituary courtesy of Joe D. Bardin. Donated Material.
  • Postcard from Miss Mozelle Seale, niece of Representative Dan Dove, to Miss Gwen Bardin, Goose Creek, Texas, 4/7/1941, relating to Helen Keller's visit to the Texas Legislature, including transcription. Photos and postcard courtesy of Joe D. Bardin. Donated Material.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1940 - Dan Dove, Justice Precinct 3, Limestone County, age 38, spouse Laura. FamilySearch.
  • Dan Spencer Dove, death date 8/10/1985. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • Dan Spencer Dove, birth date 4/12/1902, death date 8/10/1985, burial with Laura Posey Dove, Kirk Cemetery, Kirk, Limestone County. Find a Grave.
  • Helen Keller at a Joint Session of the Legislature, 4/8/1941. Left to right: Speaker of the House Homer Leonard, Governor W. Lee O'Daniel, Helen Keller, and Keller's assistant Polly Thompson. Neal Douglass Photography Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library. Representative Dan Dove is in the far back behind Governor O'Daniel. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

48th R.S. - 1943
Common Carriers  
Counties (Chair) 
Judicial Redistricting  
Livestock and Stock Raising  
State Affairs  
47th R.S. - 1941
Common Carriers  
Conservation and Reclamation  
Judicial Districts  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  

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