Horace Eddy Owens

General Information

Horace E. Owens, Horace Owens
Black/African American
February 18, 1908
Damascus, Van Buren Co., AR, USA
March 31, 1979
Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, USA

Legislative Resolution

View Legislative Resolution File for Horace Eddy Owens

Biographical Information

The following is from the Legislative death resolution:

The Honorable Horace E. Owens, a former member of the House of Representatives, passed away March 31, 1979 in his home in the City of Phoenix.

Mr. Owens was born in Damascus, Arkansas.  He attended Western University and Lincoln University in Missouri.  Mr. Owens was a World War II Army veteran and a former Kansas City policeman.

Mr. Owens moved to Arizona in 1962.  He was active with counseling and minority job recruiting in youth, community and church groups.  In addition, he was involved in publishing the Phoenix Black Dispatch.  At the time of his death, Mr. Owens was employed with the United States Department of the Interior.

Mr. Owens was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives to serve in the Thirtieth Legislative Session beginning in 1971.  He served with distinction on the Governmental Relations and Municipalities Committees.

Military Experience

U.S. Army, World War II veteran


Occupation Title Years
Labor/Trades/Construction landscaper
Media/Arts/Design sports editor
Education/Library industrial arts
Education/Library special education representative
Government U.S. Interior Department
Law Enforcement/Fire/Corrections police officer, Kansas City, Kansas
Media/Arts/Design public relations

Arizona Legislative Service

Session Chamber Party District City County Office Notes
30th Legislature, 1st Regular House Democrat 28 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa
30th Legislature, 2nd Regular House Democrat 28 - Maricopa (1971-72) (1973-82) Phoenix Maricopa


Birth: Arizona Legislative Biography Sheet, parents:  William and Alice Owens; Death: Legislative death resolution, middle name:  Utah Military Records; Military Service:  Ancestry, Utah, Military Records, 1861-1970; Local Board #5; Name: Horace Eddy Owens; Serial No. 39908763; Address:  127 25th Street Ogden, Weber Co., Utah; Husband or wife:  none; Birth Date: 1907 (sic); Race:  Negro; Sex: male; Birth Place: Damascus, Arkansas; Length of Utah Residence Prior to Entering the Service:  since 12-2-41; Father: William Owens; Address: Damascus, Arkansas RFD #2, Box 61; Residence: Weber County, Utah; Mother:  deceased; Education:  grade school, high school, 3 years college; Name of School:  Western U.H.S. Kansas City, Kansas; Lincoln Univ. Jefferson City, Missouri; Age: 36; U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946; Name: Horace E Owens; Birth Year: 1908; Race: Negro, Citizen (Black); Nativity State or Country: Arkansas; State of Residence: Missouri; County or City: Cooper; Enlistment Date: 2 Feb 1943; Enlistment State: Utah; Enlistment City: Salt Lake City; Occupation(s):  Arizona Legislative Biography sheet, Legislative death resolution