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J.Y. Gooch John Young Gooch
Full Name: John Young Gooch
Date of birth: November 30, 1848
Date of death: May 9, 1904

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 7 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson, Van Zandt
S 8 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (3) (4) (5)   16th (6) (7)   17th (3) (4) (5)   Democrat Palestine / Anderson Senate President Pro Tempore (17th)   Anderson, Cherokee, Henderson

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883
(3) 17th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, elected 1/12/1881, Regular Session. Senate Journal.
(4) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(5) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.
(6) Democrat, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(7) 16th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call of newly elected Senators, oath of office administered, 1/14/1879, p. 3. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biographical sketch, p. 241. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.
  • Biographical sketch, John Young Gooch, pp. 238-239. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • John Young Gooch, birth date circa 1849 in Pumsey, Kentucky, death date 5/9/1904 in Palestine, Anderson County. FamilySearch Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.
  • John Young Gooch (1848-1904), burial in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Anderson County. Includes portraits. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge John Young Gooch Dies Suddenly of Apoplexy," Palestine Daily Herald, 5/10/1904, p. 1. "During the time Judge Gooch was a member of the firm Greenwood & Gooch he was twice elected to the Texas senate." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. J.Y. Gooch, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.Y. Gooch, 17th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, west wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 18th session composite photo of Senate members (Senate chamber vestibule, east wall. 2E.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • 17th session composite photo of Senate members (Texas State Library and Archives Commission). Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2 (Chair) 
    Public Debt  
    Public Lands  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  
    17th R.S. - 1881
    Congressional Districts  
    Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Educational Affairs  
    General Land Office  
    Insurance, Statistics and History of Texas  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Revision of Rules  
    State Affairs  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  
    16th R.S. - 1879
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Engrossed Bills  
    General Land Office  
    Internal Improvements  
    Judicial Districts  
    Judiciary No. 2  
    New Judiciary Article to the Constitution  
    Public Claims and Accounts  
    Public Debt (Chair) 
    Revision of Code  
    State Affairs  
    Statistics of Industry, Public Health and History of Texas  
    Treasurer's and Comptroller's Departments  

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