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Oliver Fleming Cunningham

Full Name: Oliver Fleming Cunningham
Date of birth: April 1, 1899
Date of death: July 10, 1968

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 24 Jan 8, 1929 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd (1) (2)   41st (3)   42nd (1) (2)   Democrat Abilene / Taylor Senate President Pro Tempore (42nd)   Callahan, Eastland, Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton

(1) 42nd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, 4th C.S., elected 11/3/1932. Senate Journal.
(2) 42nd Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/13/1931, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 41st Legislature - Certificate of New Senators, oath of office administered, 1/8/1929, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "J.F. Cunningham Dies at Abilene," 12/15/1933, p. 8. Survivors include son "Oliver Cunningham, former State Senator of Abilene." Relatives: James Franklin Cunningham - father; Oliver Cunningham - son. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Biographical sketch, "Who's Who and What's What in the Texas Legislature," by Ed Kilman, 1/27/1929, p. 5. Houston Post-Dispatch.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Marine Corps, Staff Sergeant, World War I and II. Military grave marker, Oliver F. Cunningham, birth date 4/1/1899, death date 7/10/1968, burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Includes obituary from Abilene Report News, 7/11/1968. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Obituary and photo, "Oliver [Fleming] Cunningham, Ex-Senator, Dies," Thursday morning edition, 7/11/1968, pp. 1-A and 6-A. "Funeral Friday for Ex-Senator, Thursday evening edition, 7/11/1968, p. 7-A. Abilene Reporter-News.


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Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Civil Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
Senatorial Districts  
Stock and Stock Raising  
41st R.S. - 1929
Agricultural Affairs (Chair) 
Civil Jurisprudence  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Educational Affairs  
Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
Public Printing  
Senatorial Districts  

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