Renal Boyd Rosson

Portrait of Renal Boyd Rosson Headstone Photograph


Renal Boyd
Dec. 24, 1919
Jan. 12, 1998

Dorothy Murphree
July 22, 1925

Back of headstone


Renal B.
BBA Texas Tech University 1946
LLB University of Texas 1949
United States Army Air Force 1942 - 1945
Texas Legislature 1959 - 1974
Texas Health Facilities Commission 1975 - 1980
Deacon, Snyder First Baptist Church
Attorney, Rancher, Statesman

Dorothy M.
BA Hardin Simmons University 1945
MA University of Texas 1961
Public School English Teacher 1950 - 1975
Outstanding Secondary Educator 1974
Delta Kappa Gamma 1970 - Life
Teacher, Snyder First Baptist Church

They Shared A Love For God, Family, Friends And Country.


Renal B Rosson
Capt US Army Air Corps
World War II
Dec 24 1919 Jan 12 1998
Purple Heart
Full Name: Renal Boyd Rosson
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:J  Number:1
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives; Member, Texas Health Facilities Commission 
Birth Date: December 24, 1919 
Died: January 12, 1998 
Burial Date: January 14, 1998 

ROSSON, RENAL BOYD (1919 ~ 1998). Renal Boyd Rosson was born December 24, 1919 to Oscar C. and Eula Priscilla Rutledge Rosson in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas.

Moving with his family to Snyder, Scurry County, Texas, Rosson attended Snyder High School, Texas Tech University, and the University of Texas Law School. From 1942 to 1945, he served in the United States Air Force and retired as a Captain, where he received the Purple Heart, five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the European Theatre Medal.

Afterwards, Rosson returned to Snyder to practice law and served two terms as District Attorney for Borden and Scurry Counties. Rosson also served the people of West Texas in the Legislature. Elected as a Representative in 1959, Rosson went on to serve for sixteen years after being re-elected to seven consecutive terms.

In 1975, Governor Dolph Briscoe appointed Rosson to the Texas Health Facilities Commission where he served until 1979. Rosson has not only served the State of Texas, he has also served his community as a Deacon in his church, a member of the Snyder Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason and served on many other boards and committees.

He died January 12, 1998 in Snyder, Texas after a long illness.

Information taken from Texas State Cemetery file materials.


#8850) Served in the House during the 56th-63rd sessions. Served on the commission from 1975-1979.
Entered by Administrator on 2/1/1998 12:11:29 PM

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