J.J. Strickland

James Jefferson Strickland

Full Name: James Jefferson "Jeff" Strickland
Date of birth: September 13, 1882
Date of death: July 5, 1938

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 13 Jan 9, 1917 - Oct 2, 1920 36th (1) (2) (3)   35th (4)   36th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson Senate President Pro Tempore (36th)   Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Trinity
H 28 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (5)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson
H 28 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th   Democrat Alder Branch / Anderson   Anderson

(1) 36th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/14/1919, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) Strickland resigned 10/2/1920. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(3) 36th Legislature - Roll Call of Holdover Senators, 1/14/1919, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(4) 35th Legislature - Member-elect in List of State Senators Elected at the General Election Held November 7, 1916, oath of office administered, 1/9/1917, pp. 2-3. Senate Journal.
(5) Democrat; roster of members of the 31st Legislature with biographical and party information. "Year Book 1909," Number 13, May-June 1910, pp. 408-415. Bulletin (Texas Department of Agriculture), 1910.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch, pp. 397-400. A Centennial History of Anderson County Texas, 1936.
  • Obituary, "J.J. Strickland Dies; Had Held State Offices: Texas' Ex-Secretary, Counsel for Theaters, Insurance Man, Passes," 7/6/1938. Dallas Morning News.
  • Biographical sketch, Senate of the 35th Legislature, "A Look at the Affairs of State: The Real Names and Addresses of Thirty-one Senators With Additional Facts," The Houston Post, 3/22/1917, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Memorial, August 1938, p. 261. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • James Jefferson Strickland, birth date 9/13/1882 in Arkansas; death date 7/5/1938 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; attorney; wife Rena Hunter Strickland. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James Jefferson Strickland (1882-1938), burial in Palestine City Cemetery, Anderson County. Includes portrait, obituary from Blanco County News. Find a Grave.
  • Jeff J. Strickland. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
  • Brief vignettes on members of the 30th Legislature, "Kodaks by the Chaplain," The Houston Post, 5/12/1907, p. 6, col. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


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Committee Information top

36th R.S. - 1919
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Criminal Jurisprudence (Vice Chair) 
Labor (Chair) 
Purchase Price for Block 124  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Towns and City Corporations  
35th R.S. - 1917
Commerce and Manufactures  
Congressional Districts  
Criminal Jurisprudence  
Donation of John Tarleton College to the State, Investigate  
Internal Improvements  
Public Health  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
State Institutions and Departments  
State Penitentiaries  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking  
Common Carriers  
Game and Fisheries (Chair) 
Private Corporations  
Reforms in Civil and Criminal Procedure  
Revenue and Taxation  
31st R.S. - 1909
Private Corporations  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
30th R.S. - 1907
Common Carriers  
Revenue and Taxation  

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