J.H. Stephens

John Hall Stephens

Full Name: John Hall Stephens
Date of birth: December 22, 1847
Date of death: November 18, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 19 Jan 8, 1889 - Jan 10, 1893 21st (3) (4) (5) (6)   22nd (1) (2)   Democrat Vernon / Wilbarger   Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Baylor, Briscoe, Carson, Castro, Childress, Clay, Cochran, Collingsworth, Cottle, Crosby, Dallam, Deaf Smith, Dickens, Donley, Floyd, Garza, Gray, Hale, Hall, Hansford, Hardeman, Hartley, Haskell, Hemphill, Hockley, Hutchinson, Kent, King, Knox, Lamb, Lipscomb, Lubbock, Lynn, Montague, Moore, Motley, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman, Stonewall, Swisher, Terry, Throckmorton, Wheeler, Wichita, Wilbarger, Yoakum, Young, Greer

(1) Jno. H. Stephens, Montague, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) "In the latter part of 1888, he removed from Montague to Vernon, where he now resides." Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
(3) Jno. H. Stephens, Montague, Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(4) Montague, Montague County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(5) J.D. Stephens, Senate District 19. List of Senators of the 21st Legislature, "The State Senate: Members-Elect in the Different Districts - Austin Local Notes," Galveston Daily News, 11/20/1888, p. 6, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "There are two independents in the list. The rest are democratic nominees." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
(6) 21st Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/8/1889, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • STEPHENS, John Hall (1847-1924). Representative, TX. Birth date 11/22/1847. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
  • STEPHENS, JOHN HALL (1847-1924). Born 11/22/1847 in Shelby County, Texas, died 11/18/1924 in Monrovia, California. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Obituary, John Hall Stephens, "Lawmaker for Twenty Years," 11/19/1924, part II, p. 10. Born 12/22/1847 in Shelby County, Texas; "previous to his election he served two terms as the State Senator at Austin, Tex." "His grandfather was James Truitt, a member of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Texas." Los Angeles Times.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, John Hall Stephens, pp. 199-202. Born 12/22/1847 in Shelby County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Biographical sketch, John Hall Stephens, pp. 218-221. Born 12/22/1847 in Shelby County. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Representative Men of Texas, 22nd Legislature, 1892.
  • Biographical sketch, John Hall Stephens, birth date 11/22/1847, pp. 142-143. Representing Texas: a Comprehensive History of U.S. and Confederate Senators and Representatives from Texas, 2008.
  • Biographical sketch of John Hall Stephens of Montague, p. 390. Birth date 12/22/1847; "died in 1927." Relatives: John Hall Stephens - grandson; James Truit - grandfather. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Biographical sketch, Hon. John Hall Stephens, Volume I, pp. 293-296. Born 12/22/1847 in Shelby County during the Mexican War. "In 1888 and 1890 was elected to the state senate, serving during the twenty-first and twenty-second sessions. His most important work was on the public lands committee, and he was a member of the committee that framed the present railroad commission bill." Elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 1896. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - John H. Stephens, Wilbarger County, age 53, born December 1847 in Texas, Congressman.
    John Hall Stephens, birth date 12/22/1847 in Texas, death date 11/18/1924 in Monrovia, Los Angeles County, California, retired lawyer and U.S. Congressman. FamilySearch. 1900 California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994
  • John Hall Stephens (1847-1924), portrait, burial in East View Memorial Park, Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas. Find a Grave.
  • "Representative J.H. Stephens Weds," 11/23/1911, p. 11. New York Times.

Photographs

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Committee Information top

22nd R.S. - 1891
Apportionment and Representation  
Counties and County Boundaries (Chair) 
Education  
Engrossed Bills  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Mining and Irrigation  
Penitentiaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Quarantine Laws  
Stock and Stock Raising  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices  
21st R.S. - 1889
Beef Combine ("Kansas committee")  
Counties and County Boundaries  
Engrossed Bills  
Frontier Protection (Chair) 
General Land Office  
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Judiciary No. 2  
Memorial of John M. Swisher  
Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
Penitentiaries  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Stock and Stockraising  
Treasurer and Comptroller's Offices  

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