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J.H. Dills John Harmon Dills
Full Name: John Harmon Dills
Date of birth: December 4, 1836
Date of death: August 26, 1919

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 8 Jan 10, 1893 - Jan 8, 1895 23rd   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Grayson
H 31 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd   Democrat Sherman / Grayson   Cooke, Grayson
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Obituary, "Pioneer Citizen of Sherman Is Dead," Gainesville Daily Register and Messenger, 8/28/1919, p. 2, crediting Cooke County Library. Member of Texas and New Mexico legislatures. "Judge J.H. Dills, former citizen of Sherman, and at one time a Grayson county representative in the Texas Legislature . . . Judge Dills' home for the past several years has been in New Mexico, where he was a member of the State legislature until about a year ago, when he retired on account of ill health." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Military Service Notes
  • Confederate States Army, Private, Company D, 9th Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Infantry. John H. Dills, U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Company D, 9th Kentucky Regiment, discharged 2/12/1862 on account of disability by disease. John H. Dills, pp. 59-61, 832, 1054; roster of Company D, 9th Regiment. "He has been twice elected to represent Grayson county in the Legislature." History of the Orphan Brigade (First Kentucky Brigade), 1898.
  • Other Resources
  • John Harmon Dills, birth date 12/4/1836, death date 8/26/1919, interment in West Hill Cemetery, Sherman, Grayson County, with spouse Julia Ellen Desha; includes obituary from The Times (Shreveport, Louisiana) and excerpt from History of the Orphan Brigade (Kentucky) by Ed Porter Thompson. Find a Grave.
  • 23rd Legislature (1893) - J.H. Dills, postoffice Sherman, nativity Kentucky, age 56 (born circa 1837), engineer, 18 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 22nd, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.H. Dills, 23rd Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission
  • Photograph. J.H. Dills, 23rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 22nd session composite photo of House members (Ground floor elevator vestibule, north wall. GW.V3). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Hill (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • 23rd session composite photo of House members by Journeay (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    23rd R.S. - 1893
    Penitentiaries  
    Privileges and Elections  
    Public Buildings and Grounds  
    Stock and Stockraising  
    22nd R.S. - 1891
    Federal Relations  
    Public Lands and Land Office  
    Public Printing  
     

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