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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Lanham (Fritz Garland) Papers, 1889-1932



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Lanham, Fritz G. (Fritz Garland), 1880-1965
Title: Fritz Garland Lanham Papers
Dates: 1889-1932
Abstract: Correspondence, photographs, financial papers, and printed material comprise the Fritz G. Lanham Papers, 1889-1932, documenting Lanham’s political career and familial affairs.
Accession No.: 85-248; 96-270
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 ft., 10 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Lawyer and United States representative Frederick Garland (Fritz) Lanham (1880–1965) was born to Sarah Beona (Meng) and Samuel Willis Tucker Lanham in Weatherford, Texas. He graduated from Weatherford College in 1897, attended Vanderbilt University (1897–98), and earned a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1900. In 1901, Lanham became secretary to his father, who was then in the United States House of Representatives. Lanham began studying law at the University of Texas in 1903, was admitted to the state bar in 1909, and established a law practice in Weatherford with Benjamin G. O'Neal. He married Beulah Rowe in 1908 and after her death in 1930 he married Hazel Head in 1931. After working as an assistant county attorney for Tarrant County, Lanham was elected as a Democrat to the U. S. House of Representatives to represent the Twelfth Congressional District. His notable legislative achievements included the National Housing for Defense Act, passed in October 1940, and the Lanham Community Facilities Act, passed in June 1941. After his retirement from Congress in 1947, Lanham remained in Washington to work as a lobbyist for the National Patent Council, the American Fair Trade Council, and the Trinity Improvement Association of Texas.

Source: Landis, Lawrence A. “Lanham, Frederick Garland.” Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed August 22, 2011.http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fla33.

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Scope and Contents

Correspondence, photographs, financial papers, and printed material comprise the Fritz G. Lanham Papers, 1889-1932, documenting Lanham’s political career and familial affairs. Family correspondence includes letters written to Hazel Lanham from Fritz Lanham (1931-1932). Photographs chronicle Lanham and his family (1891-1919). Financial papers include account ledgers and other documents related to Lanham’s law practice. The collection also includes Lanham’s law license (1909), marriage agreement (1908), along with Lanham’s speeches and postcards from across the United States.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Lanham, Fritz G. (Fritz Garland), 1880-1965 -- Archives.
Lanham, Hazel Head.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress. House -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Congress. House -- Election districts -- Texas.
Subjects
Legislators -- United States.
Politics, Practical -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Fritz Garland Lanham Papers, 1889-1932, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, August 2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2B132 Fritz Lanham:
Correspondence, ca. 1911, 1914, undated
Law license, marriage announcement 1908-1909
Lanham and O'Neal law firm account ledger, case log, 1907-1914
Hazel Head Lanham:
Letters from Fritz Lanham, 1931-1932
Family correspondence, 1898-1917
Family legal and financial documents, 1889-1932
Miscellaneous:
B. G. O'Neal law school notebook, 1906
Account ledger, Irby and Leach, physicians, 1912-1914
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2.325/V11 Oversize documents:
Account ledger, Irby and Leach, physicians, 1910-1912
Financial documents, Hazel Head Lanham family, 1927-1928
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3Y101 Photographs:
Fritz Garland Lanham, portraits and groups, wives' families, 1891-1919
Unidentified
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3S119b Postcards:
San Antonio, Texas; Weatherford, Texas, Fourth Infantry Band; various Midwest, Rocky Mountain and Pacific Northwest scenes
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2.325/C142 Fritz Lanham:
Speeches, essays
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3A196-3A198 Copies of speeches, essays

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