Robert A. Stuart

Robert Alda Stuart

Full Name: Robert Alda "Bob" Stuart
Date of birth: May 24, 1887
Date of death: April 20, 1970

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 28 Jan 11, 1927 - Oct 25, 1928 40th (1) (2)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
S 28 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (3) (4)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
S 30 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th (5) (6)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Hood, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant

(1) Julien C. Hyer, in special election December 3, 1928, sworn 41st Legislature, succeeded Robert A. Stuart, resigned October 25, 1928. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 40th Legislature - Certificate of New Senators and Roll Call of New Senators, 1/11/1927, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.
(5) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1924 due to redistricting. Act approved 1921 and effective Apr. 1, 1924, 37th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 60, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(6) 38th Legislature - List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November Seventh, 1922, oath of office administered, 1/9/1923, p. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 38th Legislature, 3rd Called Session, "On Members of the Senate," pp. 325-326. Senate Journal.

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, Robert Alda Stuart, Volume V, p. 17. Born 5/24/1887 in Johnson County, Arkansas; member of the State Senate in the 38th-40th Legislatures. Texas Under Many Flags, 1930.

Other Resources

  • "Former Senator to Speak on 'Invisible Empire,'" 12/28/1955, p. 11. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Robert A. Stuart, birth date 5/24/1887, death date 4/20/1970, burial in Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, with spouse Beatrice H. Stuart. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, Robert A. "Bob" Stuart, "Bob Stuart, 83, Dies; Former Tarrant DA," 4/21/1970, p. 4-A. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • Robert Alda Stewart, birth date 5/24/1887 in Johnson County, Arkansas; death date 4/20/1970 in Fort Worth. Kraus-Everette Genealogy, 2005.
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - R.A. Stuart, postoffice Fort Worth, Tarrant County, nativity Arkansas, age 39, lawyer, Democrat, served in former sessions: 38th, 39th Senate. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

40th R.S. - 1927
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments, Investigate Status of  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements  
Military Affairs  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Public Health  
Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
39th R.S. - 1925
Civil Jurisprudence  
Commerce and Manufactures  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Military Affairs  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Public Health  
State Song, Investigate  
Stock and Stock Raising (Vice Chair) 
Town and City Corporations (Chair) 
38th R.S. - 1923
Agricultural Affairs  
Educational Affairs  
Federal Relations (Chair) 
Insurance and Banking  
Judicial Districts  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
State Institutions and Departments (Vice Chair) 

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