Stephen Marion King

Full Name: Stephen Marion "Steve" King
Date of birth: August 30, 1878
Date of death: April 24, 1958

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 14 Jan 12, 1915 - May 17, 1917 34th (3)   35th (1) (2)   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Sabine, San Augustine, Tyler
H 17 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Nacogdoches / Nacogdoches   Nacogdoches

(1) Vinson A. Collins, in special election 8/17/1917, sworn 9/4/1917, succeeded Steve M. King, resigned after 1st Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 35th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/9/1917, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(3) 34th Legislature - Elected November 3, 1914, oath of office administered to members elect, 1/12/1915, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Stephen Marion King, birth date 8/30/1878, death date 4/24/1958, burial in Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, Jefferson County. Includes biographical sketch excerpted from "Descendants of Caleb Garrison, Sr. and his wife Sarah Fleming," Find a Grave.
  • "Great Ovation Tendered Judge King at Nacogdoches," San Augustine Tribune, 7/18/1918, p. 2, crediting Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
    Obituary, "Rites Set for Steve King," The Orange Leader, 4/25/1958, p. 1, crediting Lamar State College – Orange. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). Great Ovation Obituary
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, June 1958, p. 437. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

Other Resources

  • Census of 1910 - Steve M. King, Nacogdoches County, age 31, born in Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch.
  • In 1917 from Beaumont, Jefferson county, 14 dist., age 38, born in Texas, lawyer, Democrat. Died April 1958, according to Houston Press article, 4/24/1958, p. 8. Legislative Reference Library Card File.


  • Photograph. S.M. King, 35th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.M. King, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. S.M. King, 30th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Civil Jurisprudence  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Judicial Districts  
Mining, Irrigation and Drainage  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
Towns and City Corporations  
34th R.S. - 1915
Congressional Districts  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Penitentiary Investigating Committee  
Public Health  
Senatorial Districts (Chair) 
Towns and City Corporations  
30th R.S. - 1907
Judicial Districts  
Liquor Traffic  
Military Affairs  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  

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