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A Guide to the Daniel E. Garrett Memorial Booklets, 1933
Daniel Edward Garrett (1869-1932), teacher, lawyer, and Democratic congressman, was born in Springfield, Tennessee, to Edward C. and Susan Olive (Haddox) Garrett. After teaching while studying law, he opened a legal practice in his home town in 1893. Garrett earned a seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives (1892-1896) and in the Tennessee Senate (1902-1906). He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1906 and served as Texas congressman-at-large in the U.S. House of Representatives (1913-1915; 1917-1919). During his terms as the 8th District’s congressman (1921-1932), Garrett was a member of the Military Affairs Committee and secured the establishment of Camp Logan and Ellington Air Force Base.
In 1893 Garrett married Ida Jones, sister of politician Jesse H. Jones and businessman John T. Jones. Hurt Garrett was a cashier for the National Bank of Commerce (later Texas Commerce Bank and now part of JPMorgan Chase), for which John and Jesse Jones served as board members.
Daniel E. Garrett Memorial Booklets, 1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
Handbook of Texas Online, s.v. "Garrett, Daniel Edward,"http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/fga28.html (accessed June 16, 2010).
The Daniel E. Garrett Memorial Booklets, 1933, contain four suede-covered vellum copies of the "Resolution / Adopted January 10, 1933 / by / the Board of Directors / of / the National Bank of Commerce / in Memory of / Honorable Daniel E. Garrett / Born April 28, 1969 / Died December 13, 1932". Each includes a picture of Garrett and the signatures of the bank’s Vice President A.D. Simpson and directors, including Jesse H. Jones, John T. Jones, Walter WIlliam Fondren, William Ogden Huggins, Gus S. Wortham, James W. Wade, J. Marion West, and others.
Daniel E. Garrett Memorial Booklets, 1933, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, June 2010.