J.F. Wolters

Jacob Franklin Wolters

Full Name: Jacob Franklin Wolters
Date of birth: September 2, 1871
Date of death: October 8, 1935

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Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899 25th   Democrat La Grange / Fayette   Fayette

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House District 45
Jan 12, 1897 - Jan 10, 1899
Legislatures: 25th  
Party: Democrat
Home City/County: La Grange / Fayette
Counties in district: Fayette

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Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • United States Volunteers, First Lieutenant, Spanish-American War; Texas National Guard, Brigadier General, World War I. "Wolters entered the Texas National Guard as a private in Company D of the Fayette Light Guards in 1891, served as first lieutenant of the First Texas Cavalry, United States Volunteers, during the Spanish-American War, and organized the Fifty-sixth Cavalry Brigade during World War I. He commanded the guard when martial law was declared at Longview, Corpus Christi, Galveston, Mexia, and Borger. Camp Wolters (later Fort Wolters), which was established in Palo Pinto County in 1925 as a training camp for the Fifty-sixth Brigade, was named for him. Wolters became brigadier general of the Texas National Guard on April 1, 1918, and was made major general on retirement." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Brigadier General, 56th Cavalry Brigade. 44th Legislature, 1st C.S., 10/8/1935, p. 250. Resolutions - Memorial.

Other Resources

  • Memorial, October 1936, pp. 38-39. Texas Law Review Proceedings of the . . . Annual Meeting of the Texas Bar Association.


  • Photograph. J.F. Wolters, 25th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

25th R.S. - 1897
Internal Improvements  
Judiciary No. 1  
Privileges and Elections  
Public Buildings and Grounds  

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