R.M. Chitwood

Richard Mortimer Chitwood

Full Name: Richard Mortimer Chitwood
Date of birth: February 9, 1878
Date of death: November 21, 1926

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 117 Jan 13, 1925 - Aug 20, 1925 39th (1)   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 117 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan
H 121 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Sweetwater / Nolan   Fisher, Mitchell, Nolan

(1) J.C. Hall, in special election 1/2/1926, sworn 9/13/1926, succeeded Richard M. Chitwood, resigned 8/20/1925. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • Richard Mortimer Chitwood, birth date 2/9/1898 in Alabama; death date 11/21/1926 in Dallas, Texas; bus. manager Texas Tech College. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Richard Mortimer Chitwood (1878-1926), burial in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan County. Includes obituary from The Daily News-Telegram, Sulphur Springs, 11/22/1926. Find a Grave.
  • "Toreador Prints Chitwood Memorial Edition," Sunday Avalanche-Journal, 11/28/1926. p. 2. "Richard Coeur d' Lion of history was no more truly big hearted than was Richard Mortimer Chitwood." Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
  • Obituary, "Lubbock Today Says Farewell to Chitwood," "A Loss to Texas and to Tech College," 11/23/1926, pp. 1, 5. Lubbock Morning Avalanche.


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Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Education (Chair) 
Penitentiary Investigating Committee (Chair) 
38th R.S. - 1923
Commerce and Manufactures  
Education (Chair) 
Public Lands and Buildings  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
37th R.S. - 1921
Constitutional Amendments  
Education (Vice Chair) 
Institutions of Higher Education, Survey of  
Penitentiary Investigating  
Public Lands and Buildings  

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