J.K. Wester

James Kyle Wester

Full Name: James Kyle Wester
Date of birth: November 28, 1857
Date of death: July 31, 1934

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 119 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th   Democrat Lubbock / Lubbock   Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Gaines, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, Yoakum
H 105 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 12, 1897 24th   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Clay, Jack
H 105 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Jacksboro / Jack   Clay, Jack

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • James K. Wester, birth date 11/28/1857, death date 7/31/1934, burial in City of Lubbock Cemetery, Lubbock County. Includes portrait and biographical sketch of James Kyle Wester. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, J.K. Wester, "Wester Rites Are Set for Saturday: Pioneer Educator of Lubbock Taken by Death Tuesday," 8/1/1934, pp. 1, 5. Born 11/28/1857 in Rutledge, Tennessee. "While at Jacksboro, Mr. Wester served as state representative from that district for two terms . . . after returning here [to Lubbock] was elected to the legislature in 1924." Lubbock Morning Avalanche.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.K. Wester, 39th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.K. Wester, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.K. Wester, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.K. Wester, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Claims and Accounts (Chair) 
School Districts  
State Affairs  
24th R.S. - 1895
Contingent Expenses (Chair) 
Public Lands and Land Office  
State Affairs  
23rd R.S. - 1893
Contingent Expenses  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  

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