E.E. Bedell

Elmer Emory Bedell

Full Name: Elmer Emory Bedell
Date of birth: April 18, 1875
Date of death: February 14, 1959

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 27 Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921 36th   Democrat Swan / Smith   Smith
H 27 Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919 35th   Democrat Swan / Smith   Smith

Terms of Service top

House District 27
Jan 14, 1919 - Jan 11, 1921
Legislatures: 36th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Swan / Smith
Counties in district: Smith
House District 27
Jan 9, 1917 - Jan 14, 1919
Legislatures: 35th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Swan / Smith
Counties in district: Smith

Biographical Information top

Other Resources

  • Elmer Emory Bedell, birth date 4/18/1875, death date 2/14/1959 in Tyler, Smith County, retired politician. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Elmer E. Bedell, birth date 4/18/1875, death date 2/14/1959, burial in Hopewell Cemetery, Swan, Smith County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary and photo, Elmer Emory Bedell, "Former County Demo Chairman E.E. Bedell Dies," 2/15/1959, pp. 1, 8. "Mr. Bedell was elected a representative of Smith County for two terms. And while representing the county, Mr. Bedell found himself involved in passing a law requiring free textbooks for students in public schools, giving women the right to vote and impeachment proceedings against Jim Ferguson. The textbook law was one of the first major educational steps taken by the state, and Mr. Bedell saw action on the law as a member of the committee which drafted the textbook law." Tyler Courier-Times-Telegraph.
  • Editorial, E.E. Bedell, 2/18/1959, p. 4. Tyler Morning Telegraph.


  • Photograph. E.E. Bedell, 36th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. E.E. Bedell, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Contingent Expenses  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Public Health  
35th R.S. - 1917
Engrossed Bills  
Enrolled Bills (Vice Chair) 
Forestry (Chair) 
Public Health  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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