J.M. Rich

Joseph Milton Rich

Full Name: Joseph Milton Rich
Date of birth: November 27, 1886
Date of death: December 29, 1969

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 12 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th (2) (3) (4)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Hardin, Liberty, Tyler
H 12 Jul 30, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd (5) (6) (7) (8)   Democrat Liberty / Liberty   Hardin, Liberty, Tyler

(1) Liberty. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) Liberty. House Journal.
(3) Liberty, Liberty County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) Moss Bluff. Texas Legislative Manual.
(5) Special election 7/19/1913, "Overwhelming Defeat for Three Amendments. . .Dr. E.I. Clark Wins in Eighteenth Senatorial; Tom B. Coe Leads in Twelfth Representative; E.M. Greer Elected in Seventh Senatorial; H.R. Greer Elected 125th Representative," 7/20/1913, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(6) Special election date, 7/19/1913. "East Texas Vote for a Legislator: Close Race in Twelfth Representative and First Senatorial Districts; James A. Harley Elected: Seguin Man Unopposed for Senator From Twenty-First District," 7/21/1913, p. 2. Notes close contest in House of Representatives District 12 between Tom B. Coe of Kountze and "Milton Rich of Wallisville." Galveston Daily News.
(7) J.M. Rich, sworn 7/30/1913, succeeded Fred M. Stevens, resigned 5/1/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(8) Assumed Democrat based on listing as Democrat in 34th Legislature. Texas Legislative Manual.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Obituary, "Liberty Banker J.M. Rich Is Dead at 83," 12/30/1969, p. 10. "Rich was a former school teacher at Moss Bluff . . . He was elected to the Texas Legislature and served in the 32nd and 33d sessions." Baytown Sun.

Other Resources

  • Joseph Milton Rich, birth date 11/27/1886, death date 12/29/1969 in Liberty, Liberty County. Lifelong resident of Liberty County. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.


  • Photograph. J.M. Rich, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

34th R.S. - 1915
Game and Fisheries  
Privileges, Suffrage and Elections  
State Asylums (Chair) 

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