Roy Irving Tennant, Jr.

Roy Irving Tennant

Full Name: Roy Irving Tennant, Jr.
Date of birth: October 24, 1907
Date of death: October 14, 1979

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 10, 1939 - Aug 31, 1940 46th (1)   Democrat Longview / Gregg   Gregg, Smith
H 33 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Longview / Gregg   Gregg, Smith

(1) Tennant resigned 8/31/1940. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Memorial, March 1980, p. 271. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War II. "He practiced law in Longview from 1934 until he was inducted into the Army in 1941. He went to Officers Candidate School and was assigned to the Medical Service Corps in 1942. He was stationed in New Guinea, then served as Detachment Commander and Executive Officer of the hospital in Fort Hood. He was transferred to Judge Advocate section in 1948 as chief of staff for 2nd Armored Division and Camp Ft. Hood. Mr. Tennant served as attorney for the Department of Defense at Fort Meade, MD, from 1962 to 1974. He retired with the permanent rank of lieutenant colonel after 20 years' active service." Memorial, March 1980, p. 271. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Roy Irving Tennant, Jr., birth date 10/24/1907, death date 10/14/1979, photo, burial in Hillcrest Cemetery, Temple, Bell County. Find a Grave.
  • Photo, Roy Irving Tennant, Jr. Schreiner Institute. The Recall, Yearbook of Schreiner Institute, 1927, Kerrville, Texas, p. 43, crediting Schreiner University. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

46th R.S. - 1939
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Judiciary (Vice Chair) 
Oil, Gas and Mining  
45th R.S. - 1937
New London School Explosion  
Office Space for State Departments, Special  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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