Baylor University Poage Library

Series Description

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  1. Texas Senate
  2. U. S. House of Representatives
  3. U. S. Government
  4. Office files
  5. The Political Files
  6. Rural Electrification Administration - Brazos River Authority [REA-BRA]
  7. Personal Materials
  8. Sample and Discard

  1. Texas Senate Files, 1932-1936, 4 lin. ft.

    The State Senate Files series consists of four lin. ft. of printed material and correspondence covering a portion of Poage's career as a state senator from 1933-1937. Poage served in the Texas House from 1925-1929 and in the Texas Senate from 1931-36. Also included within the series is printed material and correspondence from Poage's unsuccessful run for the U. S. Congress in 1934 against then Congressman O. H. Cross as well as materials from Poage's successful 1936 congressional campaign.

    These files related to Poage's state senate activities primarily contain correspondence concerning appointments, job applications for state positions, and political matters within the 13th State Senate district (McLennan, Falls, Milam, and Limestone counties). Among these items are legislative files involving bills on a wide range of topics, including state responses to early New Deal programs. State level topics dealt with include horse racing, alcohol taxation, and the regulation of chain stores.

    There are also materials related to Poage's Texas Senate years in the Supplemental Materials added to his Papers several years after his death and after the bulk of his papers had already been processed. This later addition chronicles especially Poage's involvement with Central Freight in Waco and legislation related to intrastate commerce.