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J.E. Yantis James Edwin Yantis
Full Name: James Edwin Yantis
Date of birth: April 3, 1864
Date of death: December 1, 1918

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 11 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 8, 1901 25th (2)   26th (1)   Democrat Waco / McLennan   Falls, McLennan, Milam
(1) 26th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/10/1899, pp. 1-2. Senate Journal.
(2) 25th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • YANTIS, JAMES E. (1856-1918). Birth date 4/13/1856. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, James E. Yantis, Associate Justice, Texas Supreme Court, 1915-1918. Birth date 4/13/1856. Justices of Texas, 1836-1986 (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2004.
  • Obituary, "Judge J.E. Yantis Is Dead at Waco," 12/2/1918, p. 1. "In 1896 he was elected State Senator from the Eleventh District, serving four years, after which he retired." McKinney Courier-Gazette.
  • Biographical sketch and portrait, James Edwin Yantis, Davis, Ellis Arthur & Grobe, Edwin H. The Encyclopedia of Texas, [1921..1922], p. 456. Born 4/3/1864 in Columbus, Kentucky, son of J.E. and Martha Hill Yantis. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, J.E. Yantis, p. 60. Born 4/3/1865 in Columbus, Kentucky. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • Census of 1900 - Jas. E. Yantis, McLennan County, age 37, born April 1863 in Kentucky, lawyer, spouse Lillie. FamilySearch.
  • J.E. Yantis, birth date 4/3/1864 in Columbus, Kentucky; death date 12/1/1918 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas; lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James E. Yantis, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Photograph. J.E. Yantis, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.E. Yantis, 26th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 26th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    26th R.S. - 1899
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Commerce and Manufacturing  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Privileges and Election (Chair) 
    Redistricting State Judiciary, Special  
    Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    Towns and City Corporations  

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