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James Jarvis James Jones Jarvis
Full Name: James Jones Jarvis
Date of birth: April 30, 1831
Date of death: January 20, 1914

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 20 Jan 11, 1887 - Jan 13, 1891 21st (1) (2)   20th (3) (4)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Jack, Parker, Tarrant, Wise
(1) Democrat. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives.
(2) 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).
(3) 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).
(4) 20th Legislature - Listed as new member in roll call, 1/11/1887, p. 1: "The credentials of the new members were presented, and the following Senators had the oath of office administered them by the Lieutenant Governor, to-wit:.." Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, John Jones Jarvis, pp. 80-81. Born 1832. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 20th Legislature, 1887.
  • Biographical sketch, James Jones Jarvis, pp. 162-165. Born 4/30/1831. Personnel of the Texas State Government with Sketches of Distinguished Texans, 21st Legislature, 1889.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Major James Jones Jarvis, pp. 333-334. Texans and Their State: A Newspaper Reference Work, 1918.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 365-366. The Texas Senate: Volume II, Civil War to the Eve of Reform, 1861-1889, 1999.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Volume I, pp. 189-190. A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas, 1906.
  • Other Resources
  • "Death of Major J.J. Jarvis," 1/21/1914, p. 11. Dallas Morning News.
  • JARVIS, JAMES JONES (1831-1914). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James Jarvis, 20th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. James Jarvis, 21st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 20th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 21st session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber gallery, west wall. 3E.5). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    21st R.S. - 1889
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Frontier Protection  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Memorial of John M. Swisher  
    Mining, Geology and Irrigation  
    Public Debt  
    Retrenchment and Reform  
    Road Legislation  
    20th R.S. - 1887
    Education  
    Engrossed Bills  
    Finance (Chair) 
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 1  
    Private Land Claims  
     

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