Legislative Reference Library of Texas About the library Site Index
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research
Legislative Reference Library of Texas
your partner in legislative research

LRL Home - Legislators and Leaders - Texas Legislators: Past & Present - Member profile

Emmett Lane Whitaker

Full Name: Emmett Lane Whitaker
Date of birth: September 4, 1905
Date of death: January 6, 2006

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 119 Jan 11, 1927 - Jan 8, 1929 40th   Democrat Lamesa / Dawson   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • Emmett Lane Whitaker, birth date 9/4/1905, death date 1/6/2006, last place of residence Luna, New Mexico. Marriage to Della Lee Pitts in Fisher County, Texas, 10/2/1926. FamilySearch. Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977 United States Social Security Death Index
  • Emmett Lane Whitaker, birth date 9/4/1905, death date 1/6/2006, burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Deming, Luna County, New Mexico. Find a Grave.
  • Notice of Rev. & Mrs. Emmett Whitaker's 50th wedding anniversary 10/2/1976 in Cabot, Arkansas. Whitaker was pastor in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas; "In 1975 he served twice as Chaplain-for-a-Day of Texas Legislature. He was a member of the House of Representatives at one time." Wife Della, daughter Mrs. Donella Lowery, sons David, Daniel, Dennis, and Donald. Range Rider, Hardin-Simmons University, Volume 27, Number 4, December 1976, p. 8. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 40th Legislature (1927) - Emmett L. Whitaker, postoffice Lamesa, nativity Texas, age 21 (born circa 1906), minister. Texas Legislative Manual.


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

40th R.S. - 1927
Conservation and Reclamation  
Engrossed Bills (Vice Chair) 
Municipal and Private Corporations  
Public Printing  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.