J.R. Elliott

John Richard Elliott

Full Name: John Richard Elliott
Other surnames: Elliot
Date of birth: October 5, 1861
Date of death: February 9, 1921

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 35 Jan 10, 1911 - Mar 13, 1911 32nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 35 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (4)   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson

(1) "Resigns as a Legislator: J.R. Elliott Becomes Chief Clerk of State Department," 3/14/1911, p. 4. "Representative J.R. Elliott of Sherman, Grayson County, has tendered his resignation as a member of the Legislature and will today assume his duties as chief clerk in the Department of State." Austin Statesman.
(2) Appointed chief clerk to the secretary of state by Governor-elect Colquitt; Elliott accepted and "would resign his seat in the house about the time of Mr. Colquitt's inauguration, "May Retain Seat," 1/12/1911, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(3) Henry W. Witcher, sworn 7/31/1911, succeeded J.R. Elliott, resigned 3/13/1911. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 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

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • John Richard Elliott, birth date 10/5/1861 in Sherman, Grayson County, Texas; marriage to Dixie Glaze Elliott 7/1/1883; death date 2/9/1921 in San Francisco, California. California, Death Index, 1905-1939; Amazingly Tangled Roots Family Tree. Ancestry.com.
  • Census of 1900 - John R. Elliott, Justice Precinct 1, Grayson County, age 38, born October 1861 in Texas, farmer, parents born in Alabama, spouse Dixie, son John R., daughters Mary E. and Dixie.
    Census of 1910 - J.R. Elliott, Sherman, Grayson County, age 48, born circa 1862 in Texas, real estate agent, parents born in Alabama, widowed, son John B. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • Obituary, 2/11/1921, p. 5. Dateline Feb. 10, "died in Chicago [sic] last night." Served two terms as county treasurer and in legislature from Grayson County, survived by son John Elliott and three daughters, Mary, Dixie, and Hazel Elliott. Galveston Daily News.
  • 32nd Legislature (1911) - J.R. Elliott, postoffice Sherman, nativity Texas, age 49 (born circa 1862), farmer, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


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Committee Information top

32nd R.S. - 1911
Banks and Banking  
Enrolled Bills  
Penitentiaries (Chair) 
Representative Districts  
Revenue and Taxation  
31st 1st C.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries (Chair) 
31st R.S. - 1909
Banks and Banking  
Penitentiaries (Chair) 

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