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James B. Davis James Barrington Davis
Full Name: James Barrington Davis
Date of birth: February 20, 1828
Date of death: February 12, 1884

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 20 Jan 9, 1883 - Feb 12, 1884 18th (1)   Democrat Paris / Lamar   Lamar
S 14 Oct 24, 1863 - Aug 6, 1866 9th (3) (4)   10th (2)     Bonham / Fannin   Fannin, Hunt
(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 10th Legislature, Regular Session - Roll call by district (holdover Senators), 11/2/1863, pp. 1-3. Senate Journal.
(3) James B. Davis, in special election 10/24/1863, succeeded John F. Crawford, resigned 9/21/1863. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(4) 9th Legislature, Regular Session - Classification of Senators (drawing for terms of office) - predecessor John H. Crawford of Fannin drew "the long term" (four years), 11/12/1861, p. 42. Senate Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • Memorial committee, resolution, and page, 19th Legislature, 3/30/1885, pp. 405, 409, 438-439. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, p. 254. Born 1829. Texas Legislative Manual, 1882-83, 1883.
  • Other Resources
  • James B. Davis, Paris. Burke's Texas Almanac and Immigrants' Handbook for 1883, 1883.
  • James Barrington Davis, birth date 2/20/1828, death date 2/12/1884, interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County. Find a Grave.
  • Death notice in "State News," Brenham Weekly Banner, 2/14/1884, p. 2, crediting UNT Libraries. "James B. Davis, representative to the legislature from Lamar county, while crazy from excessive drinking, wandered from the Junction hotel at Whitesboro Thursday night and was found next morning dead about a mile from the depot." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. James B. Davis, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 18th session composite photo of House members (House chamber vestibule, east wall. 2W.V1). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    18th R.S. - 1883
    Agricultural Affairs  
    Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
    State Affairs  

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