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Joel W. Booth
Full Name: Joel W. Booth
Date of birth: November 22, 1844
Date of death: May 18, 1888
Terms of Service top
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Apr 16, 1888 - May 18, 1888
Decatur / Wise
Joel W. Booth, in special election 6/4/1887, sworn 4/16/1888, succeeded John P. Humphreys, resigned after Regular Session.
Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
- 21st Legislature, R.S., Memorial resolution and service, 4/1/1889, pp. 952-959. Born in North Mississippi in 1843, p. 956.
Resolutions - Memorial.
Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Colonel. 21st Legislature, R.S., Memorial resolution and service, 4/1/1889, p. 956.
Resolutions - Memorial.
- J.W. Booth of Wise listed as Chairman pro tempore and State Executive Committee of Democratic State Convention, 1882, pp. 208, 211; and Secretary pro tempore of Democratic State Convention, 1884, p. 220.
Platforms of Political Parties in Texas, 1916.
- Obituaries, "Well-Known Texan Dead: Hon. J.W. Booth of Wise County Buried at Decatur Yesterday," Fort Worth Weekly Gazette, 5/19/1888, p. 8. "He died at 4:30 yesterday morning (5/18/1888) and was buried at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon . . . a prominent figure at state conventions of the Democratic Party . . . a few weeks ago was elected to represent Wise county in the Legislature."
Hon. J.W. Booth, The Galveston Daily News, 5/20/1888, p. 3, death date 5/18/1888, crediting Abilene Library Consortium.
Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries). May 19, 1888
May 20, 1888
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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