R.E. Carswell

Robert Emmett Carswell

Full Name: Robert Emmett Carswell
Date of birth: February 10, 1853
Date of death: August 1, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 80 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise
H 80 Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907 29th   Democrat Decatur / Wise   Wise

Terms of Service top

House District 80
Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909
Legislatures: 30th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Decatur / Wise
Counties in district: Wise
House District 80
Jan 10, 1905 - Jan 8, 1907
Legislatures: 29th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Decatur / Wise
Counties in district: Wise

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, "To the People of the Second Supreme Judicial District: Notice of R.E. Carswell, of Decatur, Texas," "as a candidate to fill unexpired term of Judge I.W. Stephens as Associate Justice of the Court of Civil Appeals of said district," Wise County Messenger, 6/12/1908, p. 1. Born in Georgia in 1853, served in 29th-30th Legislatures from Wise County. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Robert Emmett Carswell, Carthage, Texas. Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Kentucky University, 1876, Graduates - Session of 1875-6, Commercial College, College of Law, pp. 54-55. U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935; Carswell Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Robert E. Carswell, birth date 2/10/1853 in Georgia; death date 8/1/1921 in Decatur, Wise County; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • R.E. Carswell (1853-1921), burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Decatur, Wise County. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Jurist and Good Citizen Dies Here: Robert E. Carswell, One of the State's Most Prominent Lawyers, Is Gone," Wise County Messenger, 8/5/1921, p. 1. Born in Georgia, 2/12/1853; "Wise County's representative in the legislature for two terms." Death date Monday, 8/1/1921. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 29th Legislature (1905) - R.E. Carswell, postoffice Decatur, nativity Georgia, age 51 (born circa 1854), lawyer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

30th R.S. - 1907
Common Carriers  
Judiciary (Chair) 
Mines and Mining  
Public Lands and Land Office  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
29th R.S. - 1905
Common Carriers  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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