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Phi Delta Theta
Politician members in Texas

  John Quincy Adams (b. 1900) — also known as John Q. Adams — of Harlingen, Cameron County, Tex. Born in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Okla., June 7, 1900. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1944 (alternate), 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Lions; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Jean Baptiste Adoue Jr. (1884-1956) — also known as J. B. Adoue, Jr. — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 4, 1884. President, Dallas National Bank of Commerce, 1924-56; chairman, Gulf Insurance Company; chairman, Universal Life and Accident Insurance Company; director, Graham-Brown Shoe Company; director, First Texas Chemical Company; director, Cosmopolitan Hotel Company; mayor of Dallas, Tex., 1951-53; defeated, 1949. Episcopalian. French ancestry. Member, American Bar Association; American Arbitration Association; Rotary; Phi Delta Theta; Newcomen Society. Died, from a heart attack, while working at his bank, in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 17, 1956 (age 72 years, 13 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Crown Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Presumably named for: John the Baptist
  Relatives: Son of Jean Baptiste Adoue and Mittie Neosha (Simpson) Adoue; married, October 12, 1909, to Hester Ann Allen; married, May 12, 1937, to Mary J. Wilson.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Oscar Braecklein (1920-2001) — also known as William O. Braecklein; Bill Braecklein — of Dallas, Dallas County, Tex. Born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., December 20, 1920. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1966-72; member of Texas state senate 16th District, 1972-78. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; American Bar Association; Phi Alpha Delta. Died, of Alzheimer's disease, at Presbyterian Village North nursing home, Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., November 14, 2001 (age 80 years, 329 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tex.
  Randolph Bryant (1893-1951) — of Sherman, Grayson County, Tex. Born in Sherman, Grayson County, Tex., May 2, 1893. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, 1922-31; U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas, 1931-51; died in office 1951. Member, American Bar Association; Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Elks. Died April 24, 1951 (age 57 years, 357 days). Interment at West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of David Ezekiel Bryant and Arizona (Thompson) Bryant; married, April 27, 1918, to Julia Hoard.
  John Edgar Green Jr. (b. 1880) — also known as John E. Green, Jr. — of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Selma, Dallas County, Ala., April 19, 1880. Democrat. Newspaper reporter; lawyer; U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, 1914-19; attorney for oil companies. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of John Edgar Green and Susan Morgan (Bridges) Green; married, April 29, 1914, to Anne Gentry Skinner.
  Rufus Hardy (1855-1943) — of Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex. Born near Aberdeen, Monroe County, Miss., December 16, 1855. Democrat. Lawyer; farmer; Navarro County Attorney, 1880-84; district attorney, 13th District, 1884-88; district judge in Texas 13th District, 1888-96; U.S. Representative from Texas 6th District, 1907-23. Member, Phi Delta Theta. Died March 13, 1943 (age 87 years, 87 days). Interment at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of George Washington Hardy and Paulina Jane (Whittaker) Hardy; married 1881 to Felicia E. Peck.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Harold Barefoot Sanders Jr. (1925-2008) — also known as Barefoot Sanders — of Texas. Born in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., February 5, 1925. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1953-59; candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 1958; U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1961-65; legislative counsel for President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965-67; candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1972; U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas, 1979-96; took senior status 1996; senior judge, 1996-2008. Methodist. Member, Phi Delta Theta; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Delta Kappa. Died in Dallas, Dallas County, Tex., September 21, 2008 (age 83 years, 229 days). Burial location unknown.
  See also federal judicial profile — Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
  Clark Wallace Thompson (1896-1981) — also known as Clark W. Thompson — of Galveston, Galveston County, Tex. Born in La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wis., August 6, 1896. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War I; insurance business; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1933-35, 1947-67 (7th District 1933-35, 9th District 1947-67); served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956 (alternate), 1964. Episcopalian. Member, American Legion; Veterans of Foreign Wars; Phi Delta Theta; Freemasons; Shriners; Eagles; Redmen. Died in Galveston, Galveston County, Tex., December 16, 1981 (age 85 years, 132 days). Interment at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery, Galveston, Tex.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Wallace Thompson and Jessie Marilla (Hyde) Thompson; married, November 16, 1918, to Libbe Moody.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
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