J.O. Merriman

James Otho Merriman

Full Name: James Otho Merriman
Date of birth: March 28, 1884
Date of death: June 21, 1923

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 16-2 Jan 9, 1923 - Jun 21, 1923 38th (1)   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson
H 14 Jan 11, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (2)   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson, Liberty, Orange
H 14 May 20, 1920 - Jan 11, 1921 36th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Port Neches / Jefferson   Jefferson, Liberty, Orange

(1) Merriman died 6/21/1923. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Home city Port Neches, Orange County. House Journal.
(3) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in subsequent Legislatures. Texas Legislative Manual.
(4) Included in "New Legislators in the Texas House," list of 12 new members elected to fill vacancies since the last session, 5/21/1920, p. 11. Austin American.
(5) 36th Legislature, 3rd C.S. - Oath of Office Administered (to Lidiak, Jackson, Garrett, Daniel, Vickers, Biggers, Merriman, Beavens, Neal, Baldwin, Morris, and Pollard), 5/20/1920, pp. 1-2. No committee appointments listed for these members in 3rd-4th C.S. House Journal.
(6) J.O. Merriman, in special election 2/21/1920, sworn 5/20/1920, succeeded Lee E. Stout, died 1/19/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Other Resources

  • J.O. Merriman, birth date 3/28/1884 in Beaumont; death date 6/21/1923 in Port Arthur, Jefferson County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Otho Merriman (1884-1923), burial in Oak Bluff Cemetery, Port Neches, Jefferson County. Find a Grave.
  • "Representative Merriman Dies After Long Illness," 6/22/1923, p. 3. Galveston Daily News.
  • "30 KKK's Kneel at Open Grave, Place Fiery Cross at Head at Merriman's Funeral," 6/23/1923, p. 1. Port Arthur News.
  • "Representative J.O. Merriman Dies," 6/21/1923, p. 1. Port Arthur News.

Photographs

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

38th R.S. - 1923
Labor  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
37th R.S. - 1921
Claims and Accounts  
Congressional Districts  
Game and Fisheries  
Oil, Gas and Mining  
Revenue and Taxation  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Vice Chair) 

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