MAYFIELD, Earle Bradford (1881-1964)

MAYFIELD, EARLE BRADFORD, a Senator from Texas; born in Overton, Rusk County, Tex., April 12, 1881; attended the public schools in eastern Texas; graduated from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., in 1900; studied law at the University of Texas at Austin in 1900 and 1901; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Meridian, Tex.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the wholesale grocery business; member, State senate 1907-1913; member, State railroad commission 1913-1923; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Tyler, Tex., until retiring in 1952; died in Tyler, Tex., June 23, 1964; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Papers: 1890-1964. 49.5 linear feet. Political correspondence, campaign literature, speeches, committee and commission reports, government documents, clippings, business and legal papers, family correspondence, photographs, portrait, and memorabilia. Written permission required for access to family correspondence.

  • Welch, June Rayfield. "Earle Mayfield Was the Klan Candidate.'' In The Texas Senator, pp. 52-55. Dallas: G.L.A. Press, 1978.