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Hart Willis Hart Willis
Full Name: James Hart Willis, Sr.
Date of birth: March 19, 1885
Date of death: May 31, 1963

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 6 Jul 18, 1921 - Jan 9, 1923 37th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Dallas / Dallas   Dallas, Rockwall
(1) "Willis elected in senatorial balloting," 6/26/1921. Hart Willis elected to State Senate on 6/25/1921 to succeed the late J. C. McNealus. Brownsville Herald.
(2) Hart Willis, sworn 7/18/1921, succeeded James C. McNealus, died 5/18/1921. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) "Willis seems victor: early indications to effect he will win Dallas election," 6/26/1921. San Antonio Light.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial, September 1963, p. 805. J. Hart Willis, Sr. - date of death 5/31/1963. Texas Bar Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • Daily events, 1921. Name listed as J. Hart Willis and Hart Willis interchangeably. Dallas Times Herald.
  • Interment in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, birth date 3/19/1885, death date 5/31/1963. Find a Grave.
  • Willis, James Hart, Sr. (d. 1963). Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Hart Willis, 37th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 37th session composite photo of Senate members (3rd floor back hall corridor, west wall. 3E.C2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    37th R.S. - 1921
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Criminal Jurisprudence  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Labor (Chair) 
    Military Affairs  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Debts, Claims and Accounts  
    Public Health (Vice Chair) 
    Representative Districts  
    State Affairs  
    Town and City Corporations  

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