Charles Roosevelt “Ted” Hawkins

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Charles Roosevelt “Ted” Hawkins

  • Birth 29 Oct 1900 Brumley, Miller County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1959
  • Burial Brumley, Miller County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 15160367

State Senator Charles Roosevelt "Ted" Hawkins became assistant cashier of the Bank of Brumley in 1920, cashier in 1934 and was president from 1956 until his death in 1959. He served on the Brumley School Board for over twenty-five years; was superintendent and teacher, Brumley Christian Church; and past Master, Brumley Masonic Lodge. He served as Chairman, Miller County Republican Central Committee for many years. He was much in demand as a speaker statewide. He served in the Missouri Senate from 1945 to 1959. Although he served on numerous Senate committees, he was most interested in the field of education. He sponsored the school reorganization law which reduced the number of districts from 8500 to 2600. He led the fight for the School Foundation Program enacted in 1955. He was the prime mover in obtaining legislation to better the lot of children who are retarded. Senator Hawkins was twice recipient of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Award for Meritorious Public Service as the Senator Most Effective in Debate, once in 1948 and again posthumously, to Mrs. Hawkins in 1960.


Below is from the Miller county historical society biographies:
C. R. (Ted) Hawkins was a son of James and Julia (Martin) Hawkins and a grandson of Presley and Serepta (McCubbin) Hawkins. He was born 29 October 1900 at Brumley, Mo. On August 18, 1920, he married Mabel Claire Foster in Warrensburg, MO.
They reared four-daughters, Mary Hawkins Collins, Judy Hawkins, Teddy Jean Hawkins, and Dr. Sue Hawkins. Ted Hawkins became assistant cashier of the Bank of Brumley in 1920, cashier in 1934, and was President from 1956 until his death in 1959. He served on the Brumley School Board for over twenty-five years; was superintendent and teacher, Brumley Christian Church; and past master of Brumley Masonic Lodge.
C. R. (Ted) served as Chairman, Miller County Republican Central Committee for many years and was much in demand as a speaker statewide. He served in the Missouri Senate from 1945 to 1959. Senator Hawkins was one of only five men who was a resident State Senator from Miller County since its organization in 1837. The other four men included Thomas Scott 1858; James H. Todd 1869, 1871; Frank DeVilbliss 1905, 1907; and W. S. Allee 1909-1915.
The father of Senator Hawkins, James M. Hawkins, was a leader in Republican politics in Miller County. He served as Deputy Sheriff and Deputy Collector from 1872 to 1876; was elected County Judge in 1888; and served as State Representative in the 36th General Assembly in 1881-1882.
Although Senator Hawkins served on numerous Senate committees, he was most interested in the field of education. He sponsored the school reorganization law which reduced the number of districts from 8500 to 2600. He led the fight for the School Foundation Program enacted in 1955. He was the prime mover in obtaining legislation to b2tt& the lot of children who are retarded. Senator Hawkins was twice recipient of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Award for Meritorious Public Service as the Senator Most Effective in Debate; once in 1958 and again posthumously, to Mrs. Hawkins, in 1960.



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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 5 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15160367
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Roosevelt “Ted” Hawkins (29 Oct 1900–21 Sep 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15160367, citing Hawkins Cemetery, Brumley, Miller County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .