Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4799 Page: 1 of 2
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OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS
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Renorable Thomas L. Blanton, fr.
Der Sir Opinion o, 0-
Re t Woman oo ty o 0 arrives -
nae to A in oioial
Your telegraphio re a t ha been roetir
oarefally considered by this pa n We quote from your
telegram as follows:
*Please advise by w ther woman
county olerk who marries* ~o her married
name in offlocal a olty, thd of show-
ing change of ord Unable to ad any law
Eligib it to of o longs equally to ali per-
sons not zolated y Cons tu on or statutes, and not
exclusively or spec 1 to p o enjoying the right of
suffrage teabi ty o 1 offoe is not to be assumed
on an oIs o~n eot o oritty given by raw. 34 Texas
Seotio 1I tblio Officers, 34 Texas turisprudenoe
p 3 r din a follows
tre , ConastItutionor the statutes
appear to o tin an y general restriotionsass
to age a on the eligibility to hold office.
In so far as the eoiso n8 have dealt with the
matter it is held that a minor snay hold the
ofice of notary and that both miners and women
nay be deputy o1erks, d a a b it
is not a egg_} the faothti shis marrig ."
tg son v ro ,. . 1
NO COMMUNICATION IS TO E CONSTfRUED AS A DEPART4MENTAL OPINION UNL SS APPROVED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR fi St ASlSTARY
on the underscored statement in Texas Jurispri-
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Texas. Attorney-General's Office. Texas Attorney General Opinion: O-4799, text, 1942; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth262052/m1/1/: accessed December 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.