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William Robert Poage Edit Profile

Congressman

William Robert Poage, American Former congressman. Bar: Texas 1924. Served with United States Naval Reserve Force, 1918. Member American Legion.

Background

Poage, William Robert was born on December 28, 1899 in Waco, Texas, United States. Son of William Allan and Helen Wheeler (Conger) Poage.

Education

Student, University Texas, summer 1919; student, University Colorado, summer 1923; Bachelor of Arts, Baylor University, 1921; Bachelor of Laws, Baylor University, 1924; Doctor of Laws, Baylor University, 1967; Doctor of Humane Letters, Mary Hardin-Baylor College, 1973.

Career

Farmer, Throckmorton County, Texas, 1920-1922; instructor geology, Baylor University, 1922-1924; instructor law, Baylor University, 1924-1928; practiced in, Waco member firm, Poage and Neff, 1928-1935; member, Texas House of Representatives, 1924-1928; member, Texas Senate, 1930-1936; member, 75th-95th congresses from 11th Texas District Chairman of Commission on agriculture, 75th-95th congresses from 11th Texas District, 1967-1974; vice chairman, 75th-95th congresses from 11th Texas District, 1953-1966, 75-80. American delegate Inter-Parliamentary Union, 1947-1974.

Achievements

  • Bar: Texas 1924.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve Force, 1918. Member American Legion. Clubs: Mason.

Connections

Married Frances Cotton, February 14, 1938.

father:
William Allan Poage

mother:
Helen Wheeler (Conger) Poage

spouse:
Frances Cotton