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James Roach James Howard Roach
Full Name: James Howard Roach
Date of birth: January 28, 1855
Date of death: November 26, 1935

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 19 Jan 12, 1915 - Jan 9, 1917 34th   Democrat Blessing / Matagorda   Brazoria, Matagorda
H 19 Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 12, 1915 33rd   Democrat Blessing / Matagorda   Brazoria, Matagorda
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Other Resources
  • Census of 1910 - James H. Roach, Matagorda County, age 55, born circa 1855 in Illinois, manager/warehouse, spouse Hattie M. Roach. FamilySearch.
  • James H. Roach, birth date 1/28/1855, death date 11/26/1935, interment in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas, with Harriett M. "Hattie" Roach; includes biographical sketch: "In 1910 he moved to Blessing, TX where he continued in the real estate and insurance business and served as a Representative in the Texas State Legislature from 1913 - 1916." Find a Grave.
  • Biographical sketch, "James Howard Roach Family," p. 434. Matagorda County Book Committee. Historic Matagorda County, Volume 2, 1886, crediting Palacios Area Historical Association. James Howard Roach, born 1855 in Avon, Illinois, retired to Stuttgart, Arkansas, in 1930, died 1935. "James was a respected member of the Texas Legislature, serving terms from 1913 through 1916. Among his accomplishments were the introduction of House Bill 395 creating the Angleton Independent School district, and House Bill 603 authorizing the Texas Prison Commission to purchase land for farming purposes." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • 33rd Legislature (1913) - Jas. H. Roach, postoffice Blessing, nativity Illinois, age 51, real estate, 7 years in Texas, Democrat.
    34th Legislature (1915) - Jas. H. Roach, postoffice Blessing, nativity Illinois, real estate, 8 years in Texas, member of former legislatures: 33rd, Democrat. No age listed. Texas Legislative Manual. 33rd
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James H. Roach, 33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Roach, 34th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 34th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    34th R.S. - 1915
    Banks and Banking  
    Common Carriers (Vice Chair) 
    Engrossed Bills  
    Game and Fisheries  
    Irrigation  
    33rd R.S. - 1913
    Internal Improvements (Vice Chair) 
    Irrigation  
    Penitentiaries  
    Revenue and Taxation  
     

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