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J. Turney Terrell

Full Name: James Turney Terrell
Date of birth: February 20, 1903
Date of death: August 25, 1971

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 87 Jan 13, 1931 - Jan 10, 1933 42nd   Democrat Del Rio / Val Verde   Brewster, Kinney, Maverick, Terrell, Val Verde
H 87 Feb 8, 1930 - Jan 13, 1931 41st (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Del Rio / Val Verde   Brewster, Kinney, Maverick, Terrell, Val Verde

(1) Democrat - "Democratic Delegates to State Convention Will Vote for Garner," 5/8/1940, p. 1. J. Turney Terrell listed as secretary of the county convention and a delegate to the state convention. Del Rio News Herald.
(2) J. Turney Terrell, sworn 2/8/1930, succeeded Roger H. Thurmond, resigned after 3rd Called Session. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) Democrat - "Democrats Capture All Val Verde Offices," San Antonio Express, 11/7/1930, p. 4. "J. Turney Terrell, Democratic nominee for re-election as legislative representative from this district . . . " San Antonio Express.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • TERRELL, GEORGE BUTLER (1862-1947). Elected Texas Commissioner of Agriculture in 1920 and held office 1921-1931. Relatives: George Butler Terrell and Henry Berryman Terrell, brothers; George Butler Terrell, father and J. Turney Terrell, son. Handbook of Texas Online.

Other Resources

  • "Alta Marie Stephens, daughter of Rep. George C. Stephens of Sulphur Springs, and Mary Frances Terrell, daughter of Rep. Turney Terrell of Del Rio, were added to the list of mascots of the 42d house of representatives Monday." "Under the Dome," 1/20/1931, p. 8. Austin American.
  • Obituary, 8/25/1971, p. 2. Del Rio News Herald.
  • "Terrell, That Magical Political Name on Texas Democratic Ballots . . . ," 6/28/1934, p. 8. Relatives: George B. Terrell and H.B. Terrell - brothers; George B. Terrell - father, J. Turney Terrell - son; H.B. Terrell - uncle, J. Turney Terrell - nephew. El Paso Herald Post.
  • Family group sheet, "Descendants of George Whitfield Terrell," lists James Turney Terrell: born 2/20/1903; died 8/25/1971. Genealogy.com, 2004.
  • Mentioned in "Under the Dome at Austin," 4/25/1947. Mexia Daily News.


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Committee Information top

42nd R.S. - 1931
Federal Relations  
Live Stock and Stock Raising  
Organization and Economy  
Public Health  
Public Lands and Buildings (Vice Chair) 

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