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J.W. Swayne James W. Swayne
Full Name: James W. "Jim" Swayne
Date of birth: October 6, 1855
Date of death: February 11, 1929

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd (1)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Hood, Parker, Somervell, Tarrant
H 34 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(1) 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
  • 41st Legislature, R.S., p. 714. Death date 2/11/1929. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Photo and obituary, James W. (Jim) Swayne, "Jas. W. Swayne, 73, Dies in Austin," 2/12/1929, p. 1. Born 10/6/1855 in Lexington County, Tennessee. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
  • SWAYNE, JAMES W. (1855-1929). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Volume I, pp. 293-295. A History of Central and Western Texas, 1911.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, James W. Swayne, pp. 285-288. Born 10/6/1855 in Lexington, Tennessee; married Josie B. Latham 10/6/1887 in Terrell, Texas. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Other Resources
  • Judge Jas. W. Swayne, birth date 10/6/1854, death date 2/11/1929 in Austin, Travis County; Chairman State Indust. — Board. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.W. Swayne, 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.
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Commerce and Manufactures  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Frontier Protection  
    Insurance, Statistics and History  
    Internal Improvements (Chair) 
    Judicial Districts  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Roads and Bridges  
    State Affairs  
    Town and City Corporations  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    County Government and County Finances  
    Jefferson Davis  
    Military Affairs (Chair) 
    Public Building and Grounds  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Representation and Apportionment on Congressional Districts  
    Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
    Town and City Corporations  

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