MAYFIELD, Earle Bradford, (1881 - 1964)

Senate Years of Service: 1923-1929
Party: Democrat

MAYFIELD, Earle Bradford, a Senator from Texas; born in Overton, Rusk County, Tex., April 12, 1881; attended the public schools in eastern Texas; graduated from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Tex., in 1900; studied law at the University of Texas at Austin in 1900 and 1901; admitted to the bar in 1907 and commenced practice in Meridian, Tex.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and in the wholesale grocery business; member, State senate 1907-1913; member, State railroad commission 1913-1923; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, to March 3, 1929; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1928; resumed the practice of law in Tyler, Tex., until retiring in 1952; died in Tyler, Tex., June 23, 1964; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.


Bibliography

Welch, June Rayfield. “Earle Mayfield Was the Klan Candidate.” In The Texas Senator, pp. 52-55. Dallas: G.L.A. Press, 1978.