J.W. Reece

James Washington Reese

Full Name: James Washington Reese, Sr.
Other surnames: Reece
Date of birth: August 13, 1866
Date of death: February 27, 1953

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 38 Jan 13, 1903 - Jan 10, 1905 28th (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Royse City / Rockwall   Dallas, Rockwall

(1) J.W. Reece, Royse, Rockwall County. "Members of the Twenty-Eighth Legislature, House of Representatives," 11/9/1902, p. 24. Galveston Daily News.
(2) ROYSE CITY, TEXAS. "Royse City is on State Highway 66 five miles northeast of Rockwall in the northeastern corner of Rockwall County." Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) J.W. Reese, Rockwall, Rockwall County. House Journal.
(4) Rockwall, Rockwall County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) Royse. Texas Legislative Manual.
(6) Rockwall. Year Book for Texas, Volume II, 1903.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • Biographical sketch of James Washington Reese and history of the Reese home, 602 S. Goliad in Rockwall, built in 1912 for James Reese and his family. Rockwall Alive, 2004.
  • Memorial, May 1953, p. 357. James W. Reese, Sr., died at the family home, Rockwall, Texas. Survived by wife Amy Frances Pool, married in 1899. Texas Bar Journal.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - James W. Reese, Royse town, Rockwall County, age 32, born August 1868 in Texas, dry goods merchant, wife Amie F.
    Census of 1910 - James W. Reese, Rockwall County, age 41, farmer and attorney, wife Amy. FamilySearch. 1900 1910
  • James Washington Reese, birth date 8/13/1866 in Rockwall County; death date 2/27/1953 in Rockwall, Rockwall County; farming, retired. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Judge J.W. Reese (1866-1953), burial in Rockwall Memorial Cemetery, Rockwall County, with spouse Amy F. Reese (1880-1961). Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.W. Reece, 28th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

28th R.S. - 1903
County Government and County Finances  
Military Affairs  
Penitentiaries Subcommittee to Visit Rusk Penitentiary  
Public Buildings and Grounds  

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