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Ed Lee Gossett
Biographical Chronology



1902

Born in Yellow Pine sawmill camp near Many, Sabine Parish, Louisiana

1908

Moved to Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. Attended rural schools of Clay and Garza Counties

1924

Received A.B. from University of Texas

1927

Received L.L.B. from University of Texas Law School. Admitted to Texas Bar and began practice in Vernon,Texas

1933-1937

District Attorney, 46th Judicial District of Texas

1937

Moved to Wichita Falls

1938

Elected as Democrat to 76th Congress

1939

Married Mary Helen Mosely of Quanah, Texas (living in Dallas, 2002)

1939-1951

Member of Congress, 13th District of Texas, 76th-82nd Congresses

Chairman: Committee on Elections No. 2, 77th through 79th Congresses

1951

July 31: Resigned from Congress, resumed law practice

1933-1937

District Attorney, 46th Judicial District of Texas

1951

General Attorney for Texas Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. Judge, Criminal District Court, Dallas, TX

1951-1967

General Attorney for Southwestern Bell Telephone

1968-1976

Criminal District Court Judge

1976-1985

Part-time Criminal District Court Judge

1990

November 6: Died in Dallas of a heart attack

Sons: Glenn and Stephen of Dallas; Murray of Amarillo

Daughters: Judy Breen, Reston, VA; Jan Farrar, San Antonio; Milissa Stamoulos, Thessalouiki, Greece

13 grandchildren (2001)

Source: ONLINE Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


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