J.F. Cunningham, Jr.

James Franklin Cunningham

Full Name: James Franklin Cunningham, Jr.
Date of birth: August 24, 1860
Date of death: December 14, 1933

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 107 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Anson / Jones   Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor

Terms of Service top

House District 107
Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895
Legislatures: 23rd  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: Anson / Jones
Counties in district: Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Taylor

Biographical Information top

Biographical Sketches

  • Photo and obituary, James Franklin Cunningham, "Funeral Service Today for J.F. Cunningham, Pioneer," 12/15/1933, p. 9. Born 8/24/1859 in Jefferson County, Missouri; marriage to Leila May Oliver in 1883. "His father, J.F. Cunningham, Sr., was a member of the Missouri state legislature at the outbreak of the war between the states." State Representative, "In 1892 he was elected to the state legislature from the district composed of Jones, Taylor, Callahan and Shackleford counties." Abilene Morning News.
  • Obituary, "J.F. Cunningham Dies at Abilene," 12/15/1933, p. 8. Survivors include son "Oliver Cunningham, former State Senator of Abilene." Relatives: James Franklin Cunningham - father; Oliver Cunningham - son. Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Other Resources

  • James F. Cunningham, birth date 8/24/1860 in Missouri; death date 12/14/1933 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas; attorney at law; father J.F. Cunningham, Sr., mother Emily Boulware. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • James F. Cunningham (1860-1933), burial in Abilene Municipal Cemetery, Abilene, Taylor County. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.F. Cunningham, Jr., postoffice Anson, nativity Arkansas, age 32 (born circa 1861), lawyer, 9 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Information on the late Judge J.F. Cunningham's family moving from Fulton County, Arkansas, to Jones County, Texas, "M.S. Kennard Early Teacher and Preacher, Living," 12/3/1936, p. 7. Western-Enterprise (Anson, Texas).


Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

23rd R.S. - 1893
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Minerals  
Public Lands and Land Office  

This website is a work in progress. Information on this website is provided as a public service by the Legislative Reference Library. The Legislative Reference Library makes no representation as to its completeness or accuracy and makes no warranty in regard to its use. Users assume all risk of reliance on the information included on this site.

Party information is not available for the 1st-11th Legislatures.

Have a question, comment or contribution? Email the Library or call 512-463-1252.

Many photos in Texas Legislators: Past and Present are used with permission of the Texas State Preservation Board. For permission to reproduce these photos, please contact the Texas State Preservation Board graphics coordinator at 512-475-3060.