Z.E. Coombes

Zachariah Ellis Coombes

Full Name: Zachariah Ellis Coombes
Date of birth: August 12, 1895
Date of death: August 13, 1958

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 50-5 Jan 10, 1933 - Jan 8, 1935 43rd (1)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas
H 50-5 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas

(1) Name, postoffice, occupation, association membership, relationship to persons in state or county government. Resolution, 9/18/1933, pp. 45-48, and Questionnaire Authorized and Directed by Resolution Adopted by the House, 10/11/1933, pp. 588-601. House Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary and photo, Zachariah E. Coombes, 8/14/1958, p. 4. Dallas Morning News.
  • Relatives: Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1883-1895; 19th Legislature), grandfather; Zachariah Ellis Coombes (1895-1958; 42nd-43rd Legislatures), grandson. "Another young man who bears a name distinguished in these parts is Zachariah Ellis Coombes, whose great-grandfather, William Coombes, settled on the west bank of the Trinity in 1843. In seeking election to the Legislature Mr. Coombes projects himself into the political scene because it is in that life that he desires to carve his career. He bears his grandfather's name. From this forebear, Captain of a Dallas company in the Civil War, lawyer, grand master and grand high priest in Texas Masonic circles, the young Coombes derives much." "Business Man Asks Election As Lawmaker: Three Lawyers Are Also Seeking Place No. 5 in State House," 7/7/1930, p. 16. Dallas Morning News.
  • Zachariah Ellis Coombes, born 8/12/1895 in Dallas, death 8/13/1958 in Dallas, attorney. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • Zachariah E. Coombes (1895-1958), burial in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County. Biographical sketch, description of military career, and photo in military uniform. Major Zachariah Ellis Coombes, birth date 8/12/1895, son of W.N. Coombes of Dallas. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I and World War II. "For a period of 30 years he was a member of the Armed Forces. He enlisted in 1916 with the old Dallas Infantry and served at the Mexican border. He served both in the United States and overseas and retired at the end of World War II -- a Lieutenant Colonel. During his service in World War I in France the French Government decorated him with the Croix de Guerre." Memorial, January 1959, p. 47. Texas Bar Journal.


  • Photograph. Z.E. Coombe, 43rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Z.E. Coombes, 42nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

43rd R.S. - 1933
Military Affairs (Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Health  
Questionnaire Submitted to Members of the House, Special  
42nd R.S. - 1931
Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Accounts  
Highways and Motor Traffic  
Judicial Districts  
Military Affairs  
Public Health  

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