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Overview

Agency History

Scope and Contents of the Records

Arrangement of the Records

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore records, 1927,

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Texas Legislature, House of Representatives, Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges Against Representatives Dale and Moore:

An Inventory of House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges Against Representatives Dale and Moore Records at the Texas State Archives, 1927



Overview

Creator: Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore.
Title: House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore records
Dates: 1927
Abstract: The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore was a special committee responsible for investigating a criminal complaint of bribery against Representatives Francis A. Dale and H.H. Moore, who were accused of soliciting a bribe from the Texas State Optometric Association in return for killing a bill that they had introduced that would have put a special occupation tax on optometrists. Records of the committee are minutes of the committee's proceedings, a copy of the resolution, transcript of the testimony, and the committee's report, all dating 1927.
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft.
Language: These materials are written predominately in English.
Repository: Texas State Archives

Agency History

The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore was a special committee created by a Simple Resolution of the 40th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, passed on February 3, 1927. The committee was responsible for investigating a criminal complaint of bribery against Representatives Francis A. Dale and H.H. Moore, who were accused of soliciting a bribe from the Texas State Optometric Association in return for killing a bill that they had introduced that would have put a special occupation tax on optometrists. The House immediately appointed a committee upon the arrest of Representatives Dale and Moore. The committee of nine members held public hearings and heard testimony from the Speaker of the House, the arresting officers from the Texas Rangers, an officer of the Texas State Optometric Association, and the two members charged. The committee submitted a report to the House stating that the charges were justifiable, that the conduct of Representatives Dale and Moore rendered them unfit to sit in the House, and that the committee recommended they be expelled and their seats declared vacant. The House adopted the report and expelled the two representatives on February 8, 1927. Dale was re-elected to the same district seat in 1930 and served again in the 42nd Legislature.

(Sources include: the guide survey completed for this material; and the Texas Legislative Reference Library web site, accessed March 2012.)

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Scope and Contents of the Records

The Texas House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore was a special committee responsible for investigating a criminal complaint of bribery against Representatives Francis A. Dale and H.H. Moore, who were accused of soliciting a bribe from the Texas State Optometric Association in return for killing a bill that they had introduced that would have put a special occupation tax on optometrists. Records of the committee are minutes of the committee's proceedings, a copy of the resolution, transcript of the testimony, and the committee's report, all dating 1927.

To prepare this inventory, the described materials were cursorily reviewed to delineate series, to confirm the accuracy of contents lists, to provide an estimate of dates covered, and to determine record types.

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Arrangement of the Records

These records are arranged in the original order as maintained by the creating agency.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Materials do not circulate, but may be used in the State Archives search room. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Restrictions on Use

Most records created by Texas state agencies are not copyrighted and may be freely used in any way. State records also include materials received by, not created by, state agencies. Copyright remains with the creator. The researcher is responsible for complying with U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S.C.).

Technical Requirements

None.

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Index Terms

The terms listed here were used to catalog the records. The terms can be used to find similar or related records.
Personal Names:
Dale, Francis A., 1988-1938.
Moore, H.H.
Corporate Names:
Texas Optometric Association.
Subjects:
Bribery--Texas.
Legislative bodies--Texas--Committees--Governmental investigations.
Document Types:
Legislative records--Texas--Governmental investigations--1927.
Minutes--Texas--Governmental investigations--1927.
Reports--Texas--Governmental investigations--1927.
Transcripts--Texas--Governmental investigations--1927.
Functions:
Administering governmental investigations.
Investigating bribery.
Investigating state officials.

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Related Material

The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the agencies and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.

Texas State Archives
Texas Optometry Board, Records, 1921-2008, 1.52 cubic ft.
Publications
Texas. Legislature. House of Representatives. Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Texas, 40th Legislature, Regular Session. Austin: Standard Office, 1927.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore records, Texas Legislature. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Accession Information

Accession number: 1988/063

These records were transferred to the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission by an unknown agency during the 20th century. An accession number was assigned on January 20, 1988.

Processing Information

Guide survey information compiled by Paul Beck, January 1988

Finding aid encoded in EAD Version 2002 as part of the TARO project by Rebecca Romanchuk, March 2012

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Detailed Description of the Records

 

House of Representatives Committee to Investigate Bribery Charges against Representatives Dale and Moore records, 1927,
0.1 cubic ft.

Box
1988/062 Minutes of the committee's proceedings, copy of the resolution, transcript of the testimony, committee's report, 1927

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