About Laura Schley Negley (Burleson)
She was an advocate of suffrage and her first public speech was on its behalf at a 1912 pro-suffrage event in Washington, D.C. In 1928 she was the first woman elected from Bexar County to the Texas State Legislature. After her term ended in 1931 she did not pursue re-election.
A graduate of the University of Texas, Mrs. Negley and her sisters later endowed a Chair at the University's School of Law. She served in the Texas House in the early 1930s.
She was the great-grandaughter of General Edward Burleson, Vice-President of the Republic of Texas.
Her father, Albert Sidney Burleson, served for eight terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and was Postmaster-General under President Woodrow Wilson.