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J.M. Presler James Milton Presler
Full Name: James Milton Presler
Other surnames: Pressler
Date of birth: September 23, 1855
Date of death: March 17, 1923

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 26 Jan 8, 1895 - Jan 10, 1899 24th (2)   25th (1)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
S 26 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (3)   Democrat Comanche / Comanche   Brown, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Erath, McCulloch, Mills, Runnels, San Saba
(1) 25th Legislature - Roll of holdover Senators, 1/12/1897, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(2) 24th Legislature - Roll of Senators-elect, oath of office administered, 1/8/1895, p. 1. Senate Journal.
(3) 23rd Legislature - All 31 Senators are listed in Roll Call on First Day, 1/10/1893, p. 1; resolution by Sen. Cranford that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/11/1893, p. 5; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1893
January 11, 1893
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • J.M. Pressler, 23rd Legislature. Presler, 24th-25th Legislatures. Senate Journal. 23rd R.S.
  • 24th R.S. 25th R.S.
    Biographical Sketches
  • James Milton Presler, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 3/17/1923, interment in Fairview Cemetery North Section, Memphis, Hall County, with spouse Lou Alice Presler. Includes obituary from The Memphis Democrat, 3/22/1923 (birth date 9/23/1855). Find a Grave.
  • "An Appreciation of Judge J.M. Presler," reprinted from the Fort Worth Star Telegram, written by Judge Speer of Fort Worth, The Comanche Chief, 4/6/1923, p. 6, crediting Comanche Public Library. Birth date 9/23/1855. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Obituary, "Hon. J.M. Presler Dies at His Home in Memphis, Texas," The Comanche Chief, 3/23/1923, p. 1, crediting Comanche Public Library. Presler was "for many years a resident of Comanche and for two terms state senator from this senatorial district . . . During his service as state senator, he espoused the cause of uniform text books for the public schools of the state and the bill enacted into law was called the Presler text-book bill." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Biographical sketch, James M. Presler, pp. 55-56. Born 9/23/1856 in Washington County, Texas. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature, 1897.
  • Other Resources
  • J.M. Pressler, birth date 9/23/1855, death date 3/17/1923 in Memphis, Hall County, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.M. Presler, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. Presler, 24th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.M. Presler, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 23rd session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 24th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • 25th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    25th R.S. - 1897
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Military Affairs  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Uniformity of Text-books, Special  
    University of Texas Medical Branch, Special Committee to Inspect  
    24th R.S. - 1895
    Civil Code, Special  
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Counties and County Boundaries  
    Education (Chair) 
    Enrolled Bills  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Military Affairs  
    Mining and Irrigation  
    Private Land Claims  
    Public Lands  
    Redistricting the State into Judicial Districts, Special  
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
    Federal Relations  
    Finance  
    Frontier Protection  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Public Health  
    Town and City Corporations  
     

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