J.G. Kearby

John Gallatin Kearby

Full Name: John Gallatin Kearby
Date of birth: December 3, 1848
Date of death: January 23, 1919

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1) (2)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt Senate President Pro Tempore (23rd)   Gregg, Rains, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, Wood
S 7 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Wills Point / Van Zandt   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt

(1) 23rd Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/10/1893, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(2) 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
(3) 2-year term; entire Senate went up for reelection in 1892 due to redistricting. Act approved Apr. 19, 1892, 22nd Legislature, 1st C.S., ch. 20. Apportionment Laws of Texas, 1836-1950, 1950.
(4) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(5) 22nd Legislature - 1/13/1891, p. 1, listed as new member in roll call: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following senators had the oath of office administered them by the president pro tem of the senate." Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 36th Legislature, R.S., Simple Resolution 65, 2/13/1919, p. 349. John Gallatin Kearby, death date 1/3/1919. Resolutions - Memorial.

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • Relatives: Dr. James P. Blount (Texas House of Representatives, 19th Legislature) was John Gallatin Kearby's brother-in-law. Obituary index, early deaths before 1909, Dr. James P. Blount's wife Mrs. Jessamine Kearby Blount (sister of Hon. J.G. Kearby of Wills Point, Van Zandt County, Dallas Morning News, 6/29/1900). Denton Public Library.
  • J.G. Kearby, birth date 12/3/1848, death date 1/23/1919, burial in White Rose Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt County. Find a Grave.


  • Photograph. J.G. Kearby, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.G. Kearby, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Claims and Accounts  
Constitutional Amendments  
Engrossed Bills  
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
Military Affairs  
Private Land Claims  
Public Debt  
State Asylums  
State Reformatory, Joint Committee on  
22nd R.S. - 1891
Commerce and Manufactures  
Constitutional Amendments  
Contingent Expenses  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Enrolled Bills  
Insurance and Statistics  
Investigate Charges Against J.E. Hollingsworth, Commissioner of Insurance, Statistics, and History  
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
Printing of Daily Senate and House Journals  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Privileges and Elections  
Public Printing  
State Affairs  
Towns, Cities and Corporations  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  

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