J.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

Military Service Notes

Other Resources


  • Photograph. J.B. Davis, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Agricultural Affairs  
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  

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