J.H. Calhoun

James Henry Calhoun

Full Name: James Henry Calhoun
Date of birth: January 17, 1849
Date of death: October 1, 1919

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 29 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 8, 1889 19th (2) (3)   20th (1)   Democrat Eastland / Eastland   Andrews, Borden, Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Concho, Dawson, Eastland, Fisher, Gaines, Howard, Jones, McCulloch, Martin, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, San Saba, Scurry, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor

(1) 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).
(2) Democrat, p. 163. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1885, 1885.
(3) 19th Legislature - Roll call of new members, oath of office administered, 1/13/1885, p. 1. Senate Journal.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Other Resources

  • James Henry Calhoun, birth date 1/17/1849 in LaGrange, Troupe County, Georgia, death date 10/1/1919 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, lawyer. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • Death notice, "Judge Calhoun Died Wednesday at Cisco Home," The Abilene Daily Reporter, 10/1/1919, p. 6, crediting Abilene Public Library. "Judge Calhoun was formerly judge of the Forty-second judicial district and was at one time state senator from this section." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Mentioned in "Through the Years - San Saba Representatives in Legislative History," 4/1/1948, p. 9. San Saba News.


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20th R.S. - 1887
Capitol Dedication Arrangements  
Constitutional Amendments  
Drouth (Drought) Relief  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office (Chair) 
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 2  
P.H. Hennessy, Sergeant at Arms  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
State Affairs  
Stock and Stock Raising  
19th R.S. - 1885
Engrossed Bills  
Frontier Protection  
General Land Office  
Judiciary No. 2  
Private Land Claims  
Public Lands  
Public Printing  
Stock and Stockraising  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Offices (Chair) 

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