John Rhodes King

Full Name: John Rhodes King
Date of birth: March 24, 1816
Date of death: May 17, 1898

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 82 Jan 13, 1885 - Jan 11, 1887 19th   Democrat Stockdale / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson
H 82 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1)   Democrat Stockdale / Wilson   Atascosa, Karnes, Wilson
H 63 Nov 5, 1855 - Nov 2, 1857 6th     Seguin / Guadalupe   Guadalupe

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Description of military service in a newly raised ranger company (1839), Texas Auxiliary, Mexican Invasions of 1842, Mexican War, and Texas Rangers. Served in Confederate States Army under Col. Henry McCullough, commander of the Texas Mounted Riflemen. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Served six months in Capt. Matthew Caldwell's company of rangers in 1837; 1st Lieutenant of Capt. French Smith's company at San Antonio, spring 1842; battle on the Salado in fall 1842; three months in Capt. Ben McCulloch's "spie" company, under Gen. Taylor in 1845-1847; on the frontier with Capt. H.E. McCulloch in 1850; six months with Capt. H.E. McCulloch as 1st Lieutenant and as quarter master and commissary of the latter company in 1853. Confederate States Army, commissary in Col. H.E. McCulloch's regiment 1st Texas Mounted Rifles. Personnel of the Texas State Government for 1885, 19th Legislature, 1885.

Other Resources


  • Photograph. John R. King, 19th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. J.R. King, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

19th R.S. - 1885
Counties and County Boundaries  
Judicial Districts  
Private Land Claims (Chair) 
Public Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
State Affairs  
18th R.S. - 1883
Governor's Mansion  
Indian Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Stock and Stockraising  
6th R.S. - 1855
Claims and Accounts  
Indian Affairs  
Military Affairs  
Protection of Western Frontier, Select (Co-Chair) 
Public Lands  

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