J. Clark

James Clark

Full Name: James "Jim" Clark, Jr.
Date of birth: March 19, 1838
Date of death: December 16, 1910

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 31 Jan 13, 1891 - Jan 10, 1893 22nd (1) (2) (3)   Democrat Opah / Red River   Fannin, Lamar, Red River
H 18 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 8, 1889 20th (4) (5)   Democrat Walnut Grove / Red River   Red River

(1) 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.
(2) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(3) 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.
(4) Walnut Grove. Roster of senators and representatives of the 20th Legislature with their postoffice address, Austin Weekly Statesman, "Governmental," 12/30/1886, p. 6. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(5) Walnut Grove was located eight miles east of Stephensborough in Red River County. The post office was discontinued on 10/14/1891. Jim Wheat's Postmasters & Post Offices of Texas, 1846-1930. RootsWeb.com Internet genealogical service.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company I, 29th Texas Cavalry, enlistment date 8/1/1862, muster Company I, transfer to Company C. Jim Clark, birth date 3/19/1838, death date 12/16/1910 in Red River County, burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Red River County. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company I, 29th Texas Cavalry. Military grave marker, Captain James Clark, birth date 3/19/1838, death date 12/16/1910, biographical sketch, portrait, burial in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County. Find a Grave.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Jim Clark, Red River County, farmer, born circa 1838 in Texas. FamilySearch.
  • "Historic Clarks of Red River County," from The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County, pp. 109-113. "Jim Clark joined the Confederate Army and served through the entire War." HeritageQuest Online.
  • Portrait of Captain James Clark, The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. HeritageQuest Online.


  • Photograph. J. Clark, 22nd Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Agricultural Affairs  
Claims and Accounts  
Counties and County Boundaries  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Judiciary No. 2  
Mining and Irrigation  
North Texas Asylum at Terrell  
Private Land Claims  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Lands  
Roads and Bridges  
State Affairs  
State Asylums  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Texas World's Fair Exhibition  
Towns, Cities and Corporations  
20th R.S. - 1887
Agricultural Affairs  
Contingent Expenses  
Judge Frank Willis, Investigation of Charges  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Lands and Land Office  

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