J.C. Hutcheson

Joseph Chappell Hutcheson

Full Name: Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Sr.
Date of birth: May 18, 1842
Date of death: May 25, 1924

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 33 Jan 11, 1881 - Jan 9, 1883 17th (1) (2)   Democrat Houston / Harris   Harris

(1) Democrat, 11/17/1880, p. 2. Galveston Daily News.
(2) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Seventeenth Legislature of Texas, 1881.

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 28th Legislature, 1st C.S., 4/29/1903, pp. 220-226. Mentioned in the presentation address of the oil portrait of Judge A.W. Terrell. House Journal.

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company E, 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment, from 8/8/1864; 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment, from 11/18/1864; Private, Company C, 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment, 6/20/1861. Postwar Houston lawyer, 1874; state legislator; chairman, Texas Democratic Convention, 1890; U.S. Congressman. Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865; U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 158-159. Texans Who Wore the Gray, 1907.
  • Joseph Chappel Hutcheson. Texas Burial Sites of Civil War Notables: A Biographical and Pictorial Field Guide, 2002.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 61, 160. Texas in the War, 1861-1865, 1965.

Other Resources

  • Mentioned in biographical sketch of Herbert Farrar Hutcheson, Makers of America: Biographies of Leading Men of Thought and Action, pp. 443-444. Google Books.
  • Hutcheson, Joseph Chappell (1842-1924) of Houston, Harris County, Tex. Born in Virginia, 1842. Democrat. Member of Texas state legislature; U.S. Representative from Texas 1st District, 1893-97. Died in 1924. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex. Political Graveyard: a Database of Historic Cemeteries.


  • Photograph. J.C. Hutcheson, 17th Legislature, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

17th R.S. - 1881
Congressional Districts  
Congressional Districts, Apportionment  
Constitutional Amendments (Chair) 
Educational Affairs  
Judiciary No. 1  
School Claims  

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