Alvin M. Owsley

Alvin Mansfield Owsley

Full Name: Alvin Mansfield Owsley
Date of birth: June 11, 1888
Date of death: April 3, 1967

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 46 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Denton / Denton   Denton

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House District 46
Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915
Legislatures: 33rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Denton / Denton
Counties in district: Denton

Biographical Information top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • OWSLEY, ALVIN MANSFIELD (1888-1967). Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - son; Alvin Clark Owsley - father. Relatives: James P. Blount - uncle; Alvin Mansfield Owsley - nephew. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Memorial, June 1967, p. 535. Texas Bar Journal.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. Military grave marker, Alvin M. Owsley, birth date 6/11/1888, death date 4/3/1967, burial in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County. Includes reprint of obituary from The Muncie Star, 4/4/1967, photo of Alvin M. Owsley, National Commander of The American Legion, 1922-1923, saluting in uniform. Find a Grave.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. "During World War I he served in the Thirty-sixth Infantry Division as adjutant and participated in the Champagne-Marne campaign and the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918. He was honorably discharged in July 1919 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. His decorations included the French Legion of Honor with the rank of commander, the Order of Polonia Restituta (Poland), and the Confederate Service Cross." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel, World War I. "He was a veteran of the Champagne and Meuse-Argonne offensives in France during World War I, where he served as a lieutenant colonel and later as adjutant of the 36th Infantry Division. In 1922 his dedication and experience was recognized when he was elected National Commander of the American Legion." Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Data on U.S. Army Divisions during World War I, 36th Division (Texas and Oklahoma National Guard). Internet genealogical service.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Hon. Alvin C. Owsley, pp. 651-652. "He [Owsley] at once entered into the practice and was thrown into competition with the ablest lawyers of the State, among them . . . Hon. T.J. Brown . . . Hon. W.O. Davis." Biographical Souvenir of the State of Texas, Containing Biographical Sketches of the Representative Public, and Many Early Settled Families, 1889.
  • Obituary, "Col. Alvin M. Owsley Service," April 1967. Denton Doings, 1962.
  • Obituaries, "Col. Alvin M. Owsley," 4/3/1967, p. 2; "Owsley Services Scheduled 1 P.M. Wednesday in Dallas," 4/4/1967, p. 1. Denton Record-Chronicle.
  • Alvin Mansfield Owsley, birth date 6/11/1888 in Denton; death date 4/3/1967 in Dallas, Dallas County; attorney; served in World War I. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • OWSLEY, ALVIN CLARK (1856-1938). "Married Sallie M. Blount, daughter of Judge J. M. Blount of Denton." Relatives: Alvin Clark Owsley - son-in-law; J.M. Blount - father-in-law. Relatives: Alvin Mansfield Owsley - grandson; J.M. Blount - grandfather. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Mentoned as candidate for U.S. Senate in 1928, p. 352; and National Commander of American Legion at New Orleans, p. 360. History of Denton County, From Its Beginning to 1960, 1978.


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33rd R.S. - 1913
Coastal Waters of Texas  
Constitutional Amendments  
Public Buildings and Grounds (Chair) 
Reforms in Criminal Procedure  
Supreme Judicial Districts  

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