Laura Schley Negley

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Laura Schley Negley (Burleson)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Austin, Travis, TX, USA
Death: 1973 (83)
San Antonio, Bexar, TX, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Albert S. Burleson, US Postmaster General and Adele Lubbock Burleson
Wife of Richard Van Wyck Negley, Sr.
Mother of 2nd Lt. Albert S. B. Negley; William Negley and 1st Lt. Richard V. W. Negley, Jr.
Sister of Steiner Burleson; Lucy Kyle Grimes and Sydney Adele Smith

Occupation: One of the first women elected to the Texas State Legislature in 1928
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About Laura Schley Negley

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.

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Laura Schley Negley's Timeline

Austin, Travis, TX, USA
February 10, 1913
Age 23
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States
March 28, 1914
Age 24
San Antonio, Bexar, TX, USA
November 22, 1915
Age 25
San Antonio, Bexar, TX, USA
Age 83
San Antonio, Bexar, TX, USA