Lonnie Smith

Lonnie Hodges Smith

Full Name: Lonnie Hodges Smith
Date of birth: May 29, 1906
Date of death: January 21, 1989

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 102 Jan 12, 1937 - Jan 10, 1939 45th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Denton, Tarrant
H 102 Jan 8, 1935 - Jan 12, 1937 44th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Denton, Tarrant

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Lonnie Smith, 1/23/1989, p. 3-A. Courtesy Amarillo Public Library. "He [Smith] was a member of the Texas House of Representatives from Denton and Tarrant Counties from 1935 to 1938." Amarillo Daily News.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Navy, World War II. Lonnie Hodges Smith, birth date 5/29/1906, enlistment date 7/21/1942, release date 9/24/1945, death date 1/21/1989. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. Ancestry.com.

Other Resources

  • Lonnie Hodges Smith, birth date 5/29/1906 in Cushing, Texas; residence in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and employed by W.C. Schmidt as of 10/23/1940, contact Mrs. Nannie Smith in Mt. Enterprise, Rusk County; death date 1/21/1989, last residence Amarillo, Randall County. U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1910 - Lorence [Lonnie] Smith, age 4, born circa 1906 in Texas, son of Thomas L. and Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1920 - Lonnie Smith, Mount Enterprise, Rusk County, age 13, born circa 1907 in Texas, farm laborer, son of Thomas L. and Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1930 - Lonnie H. Smith, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 23, born circa 1907 in Texas, commercial traveler/engraving, son of Nannie Smith.
    Census of 1940 - Lonnie H. Smith, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, age 33, born circa 1907 in Texas, salesman/engraving company, head of household, son of Nannie Smith. FamilySearch. 1910 1920 1930 1940
  • Lonnie Hodges Smith, death date 1/21/1989 in Potter County, Texas. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1964-1998.
  • Lonnie H. Smith (1906-1989), burial in Llano Cemetery, Amarillo, Randall County. Find a Grave.
  • "State Senate Candidate Visits in Tarrant County," 5/29/1956, p. 13. "Lonnie Smith of Amarillo, candidate for state senator to represent 16 Panhandle counties . . . served two terms in the Legislature from Tarrant County from 1935 to 1939 . . . After World War II he moved to Amarillo, where he is engaged in the real estate business." Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Occupational and biographical information - 45th Legislature, Chapter 1, "The Big Job," pp. 1-17. The Legislature and the Texas People, 1937.
  • Photo, political advertisement for the State Senate in 1956, "Lonnie Smith Campaigns Here," The Shamrock Texan, 7/26/1956, pp. 2 and 6, crediting the Shamrock Public Library. Lonnie Smith of Potter County. "Mr. Smith is a successful businessman and legislator. He attended Texas Christian University and Simmons University . . . He served two terms in the House of Representative in Texas." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 45th Legislature (1937) - Lonnie Smith, postoffice Fort Worth, Tarrant County, nativity Texas, age 30 (born circa 1907), real estate, member of former legislatures: 44th. Texas Legislative Manual.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

45th R.S. - 1937
Claims and Accounts  
Compact with Oklahoma Relative to Use of Red River by Texas Citizens, Special  
Education (Vice Chair) 
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
State Eleemosynary Institutions Conditions, Special  
44th R.S. - 1935
Banks and Banking  
Claims and Accounts  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Tarrant County Relief Situation, Special  

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