J.R. Wilson

James R. Wilson

Full Name: James R. Wilson
Date of birth: July 26, 1864
Date of death: August 7, 1904

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 1 Jan 13, 1903 - Aug 7, 1904 28th (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris
S 1 Jan 8, 1901 - Jan 13, 1903 27th (4) (5)   Democrat Texarkana / Bowie   Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris

(1) Wilson died after 1st C.S. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 28th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 1/28/1903, pp. 107-108. Drew 4-year term. Senate Journal.
(3) 28th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/13/1903, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(4) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1902 due to redistricting. Act approved Sep. 6, 1901, 27th Leg., 1st C.S., ch. 6, Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(5) 27th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1901, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Jas. R. Wilson, Bowie County, age 36, born July 1864 in Virginia, district clerk, wife Mary L. Wilson. FamilySearch.
  • James R. Wilson, birth date 7/26/1864, death date 8/7/1904, burial at Shipp Cemetery, New Boston, Bowie County. Find a Grave.
  • "Terrell to Succeed Wilson," 8/23/1904, p. 3. " . . . Morris County has presented the name of J.M. Terrell of Daingerfield as a candidate to succeed the late Senator J.R. Wilson of the first. Terrell is a lawyer, and his county claims the Senatorship." Galveston Daily News.
  • Death notice, "Senator Wilson Dead," dateline 8/8/1904, newspaper dated 8/9/1904; State Senator James R. Wilson died last night (8/7/1904) at his home in New Boston of typhoid fever. Galveston Daily News.
  • 28th Legislature (1903) - J.R. Wilson, postoffice Texarkana, Bowie County, nativity Virginia, farmer, age 38 (born circa 1865), Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.


  • Photograph. J.R. Wilson, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. Wilson, 27th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
Finance (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
27th R.S. - 1901
Agricultural and Mechanical College, Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College, Sam Houston Normal Institute and the State Orphan Home, to Visit  
Constitutional Amendments  
Enrolled Bills (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Penitentiaries  

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