Page, Paul DeWitt (1868–1945)

By: W. St. John Garwood

Type: Biography

Published: 1976

Updated: May 1, 1995

Paul DeWitt Page, lawyer, banker, and politician, son of Patrick D. and Ann (Mitchell) Page, was born on August 23, 1868, at Evergreen, Alabama. His family moved to Bryan, Texas, in 1872, and about fourteen years later Page moved to Bastrop, where he studied law in the office of Hiram Morgan Garwood and B. D. Orgain. After a year of law study at the University of Texas at Austin, Page returned to Bastrop, where he served as county attorney (1898–1904) and county judge (1904–09). He was elected Democratic state senator from the district including Bastrop County in 1914 and held that office continuously until 1922. Page founded the Citizens State Bank of Bastrop in 1909 and took part in establishing Bastrop State Park and Camp Swift, the latter an infantry training camp of World War II. Page married Blanche Garwood in 1898, and they had two children. After Blanche died, he married Mary Higgins. Page died at Bastrop on August 18, 1945, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery there.

Frank Carter Adams, ed., Texas Democracy: A Centennial History of Politics and Personalities of the Democratic Party, 1836–1936 (4 vols., Austin: Democratic Historical Association, 1937). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

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W. St. John Garwood, “Page, Paul DeWitt,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed August 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

May 1, 1995