Stanley Beard

Stanley Alphonse Beard

Full Name: Stanley Alphonse Beard
Date of birth: April 26, 1888
Date of death: September 28, 1959

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 15 Jan 9, 1917 - Aug 10, 1917 35th (1) (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris
H 15 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) "Hobby Will Go to Austin: Lieutenant Governor Prepares to Call Senate to Order in Special," 7/31/1917, p. 2. Relating to start of 35th Legislature, 2nd Called Session. Two Harris County representatives "probably will not attend, as they are serving their country" - Harry Fisher, attending training camp at Leon Springs, and Stanley Beard, lieutenant in U.S. marines. Galveston Daily News.
(2) "House Fails to Act on Bill," 8/11/1917, p. 4. Dateline Austin, Tex., Aug. 10. "Representative Stanley Beard left tonight for Portsmouth, Va. where he is a lieutenant of marines. He vacates his seat in the Legislature. . ." Galveston Daily News.
(3) "Special Elections Are Ordered for Four Additional Districts," 1/24/1918, p. 3 - districts of Stanley Beard, Harry V. Fisher, F.M. Fitzpatrick, and Joseph V. [sic] Nichols. "Today's proclamations follow the opinion of the attorney general holding that a member forfeits his seat in the legislature when he enters the army or navy." Notes Nichols sent letter to governor refusing to resign, "contending that he did not have to." Galveston Daily News.
(4) Franklin P. Davis, in special election 2/23/1918, sworn 2/26/1918, succeeded Stanley A. Beard, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • "Veteran Lawyer, 71, Found Shot to Death," 9/29/1959, p. 6. Stanley Beard, 1916-1917 member of the Legislature, death date 9/28/1959. Corpus Christi Times.
  • Stanley Alphonse Beard, birth date 4/26/1888 in Mississippi, death date 9/28/1959 in Houston, burial in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


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Committee Information top

35th R.S. - 1917
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements  
Municipal Corporations  
Private Corporations  
34th R.S. - 1915
Banks and Banking  
Constitutional Amendments  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Internal Improvements  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  

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