Alonzo W. Jamison, 93, died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital in Denton. Mr. Jamison was a longtime resident of Denton and a former member of the Texas House of Representatives, where he represented Denton County.
Mr. Jamison was born April 12, 1918 in Prosper, Texas to A.W. and Cecil (Wells) Jamison. The family moved to Denton in 1932, he graduated from Denton High School, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from North Texas State Teachers College, now the University of North Texas. He received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1941.
He served during World War II as an officer in an anti-aircraft artillery unit in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany, and was awarded the Bronze Star. He continued to be active in the U.S. Army Reserves after the war and retired as a Colonel in 1974.
Following World War II, he served briefly on the faculty at North Texas State College, now the University of North Texas, before entering the farming and cattle-raising business in the Sanger area, in which he continued for some twenty-five years.
He was elected to represent Denton County in the Texas House of Representatives in 1954 and served seven consecutive terms. In 1965, his district was enlarged to include Cooke County. He held several committee chairmanships during his tenure, and was a member of the Texas Legislative Council for three terms. He left the legislature in 1968 to join the faculty of Texas Woman's University in the Department of History and Government. He became chairman of the department in 1981 and retired from the University in 1984. At TWU he chaired a variety of university-wide committees, including one that drafted a constitution for the university's first faculty senate.
He married Elisabeth McCullar of Denton in 1947 and was a member of St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church in Denton. He is survived by a nephew, Frederick "Rick" Russell of Dallas; niece, Helen McCullar Brown of Spring; brother-in-law, Robert Howard of Edmonds, WA.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister, Celia Sankey. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, November 7, 2011 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 1200 N. Elm St., Denton. Father Donald Johnson will officiate the service.
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This appear to be a cenotaph marker and he is buried elsewhere.
Elisabeth McCullar Jamison
Celia Claudine Jamison Sankey
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