J. Roy Hardin

J. Roy Hardin

Full Name: James Roy Hardin
Date of birth: October 20, 1887
Date of death: April 24, 1973

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jan 13, 1925 - Jan 11, 1927 39th (1) (2)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Anderson, Freestone, Henderson, Kaufman, Navarro
H 52 Jan 9, 1923 - Jan 13, 1925 38th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman
H 45 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman

(1) 39th Legislature - All 31 Senators were elected on November 4, 1924, per Secretary of State, oath of office administered, 1/13/1925, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 39th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/15/1925, pp. 34-35. Drew 2-year term. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Other Resources

  • James Roy Hardin, birth date 10/20/1887, death date 4/24/1973. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned as a leading opponent of anti-evolution bills in the 1920's, p. 58 (HB 97, 38th Legislature, R.S.; HB 378, 39th Legislature, R.S.; HB 90, 41st Legislature, R.S.). Ledbetter, Patsy. "Defense of the Faith: J. Frank Norris and Texas Fundamentalism, 1920-1929," Arizona and the West, Vol. 15, No. 1, Spring, 1973, pp. 45-62. JSTOR.
  • Interment, Lone Oak Cemetery, Becker, Kaufman County, Texas. Birth date 10/20/1887, death date 4/24/1973, Headstone inscription Till we meet again, FS: Brother Stokes Family Genealogy Site, 2008.


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Committee Information top

39th R.S. - 1925
Agricultural Affairs  
Commerce and Manufactures (Chair) 
Constitutional Amendments  
Educational Affairs (Vice Chair) 
Federal Relations  
Nominations by Governor  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Public Debts  
Public Printing  
Restoration of Political Rights to James E. Ferguson, Investigate  
38th R.S. - 1923
Public Health  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
37th R.S. - 1921
Liquor Traffic  
State Eleemosynary and Reformatory Institutions  
Stock and Stock Raising  

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