Joe E. Lawther
|Joseph "Joe" Earl Lawther|
|Mayor of Dallas, Texas|
|Preceded by||Henry D. Lindsley|
|Succeeded by||Frank W. Wozencraft|
February 11, 1876|
|Died||April 24, 1943
|Resting place||Grove Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Texas|
|Spouse(s)||Irma Bernice Enlow, Anna Florence Walden|
|Children||Margaret Lawther, Lynn Vernon Lawther, Jo Ann Lawther|
Joseph "Joe" Earl Lawther (February 11, 1876 – April 24, 1943), banker, was mayor of Dallas in 1917–1919.
Joe E. Lawther was born February 11, 1876 in Galveston, Texas to Robert Ralston Lawther and Ellen E. Hoopes. He married Irma Bernice Enlow, daughter of James H. Enlow and Harriett Campbell, on October 22, 1895 in Dallas, Texas. They had two children: Margaret and Lynn V. After the death of his first wife in 1924, he married Anna Florence Walden, daughter of Charles Joe Walden and Eola Betty Tedford on June 8, 1925 in Jackson County, Missouri. They had one child: Jo Ann.
He entered the business world in the grain business, Lawther & Son, the firm of his father. He became president of Liberty State Bank and was responsible for its growth. He also served as president of Guardian Federal Savings & Loan Association. He assisted the Dallas Athletic Club to increase membership and decrease indebtedness. He was recognized for the improvement of White Rock Lake when a road around it was named for him.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Dallas Historical Society, and the Dallas Athletic Club.
- "Joe Lawther, Ex-Mayor, Banker Dies." The Dallas Morning News. April 25, 1943, II-1.
- Texas State Department of Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Standard Certificate of Death. Joe E. Lawther No.16719